Chris Sale RUMORS & NEWS

  • If Chris Sale backs off, David Price and Rick Porcello will need to step up

    Boston Herald "Expect less from Chris Sale this year, at least in the beginning. The Red Sox ace struck out 26 batters with just two walks in 21 spring training innings last year — a dominant performance, even by Grapefruit League standards — and began the regular season with a 1.19 ERA and 52 strikeouts in..." February 15

  • Chris Sale has a plan to increase durability in 2018

    NBC Sports Boston "With spring training less than a month away, Chris Sale has a concrete idea of how to extend his dominance throughout all of 2018. For Sale, a lot of talk at the end of the season centered on durability and rest. He led the majors in pitches per game at 107.1. The left-hander was incredibly..." January 22

  • Chris Sale Embracing Role Of Mentor To Top Red Sox Prospect Jay Groome

    NESN "The similarities between Chris Sale and Jay Groome are obvious. Both are left-handed pitchers in the Boston Red Sox organization, both stand 6-foot-6, and both possess ungodly fastballs that routinely pop near triple-digit numbers on the radar gun. But that’s also where the similarities..." January 22

  • Club looks into ways to extend Chris Sale’s early success into late-season effectiveness

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox are not in the market for an ace and are not looking to trade the one they already have, but the club has discussed tweaking the way Chris Sale is used next season. “We’ve talked about it,” president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said during yesterday’s second session of..." November 15

  • Red Sox pick up options for Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel

    Fanrag Sports "The Boston Red Sox have officially picked up the organization’s 2018 club options for both left-handed pitcher Chris Sale and right-handed reliever Craig Kimbrel. In addition, Boston has also activated infielder Marco Hernandez and right-handers Tyler Thornburg and Steven Wright from the club’s..." November 02

  • Red Sox ace Sale available out of bullpen for Game 4

    Boston Herald "Despite a forecast full of rain, the Red Sox and Houston Astros are expected to begin Game 4 of the American League Division Series on time today at Fenway Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1:08 p.m. ET. “It’s likely we’ll be in some dampness for the first couple hours,” Sox manager John..." October 09

  • Chris Sale could pitch in relief in Game 3

    Fanrag Sports "Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell says that ace left-handed starting pitcher Chris Sale could pitch out of the bullpen in Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Houston Astros on Sunday afternoon, according to Evan Drellich of NBCS Boston. The Red Sox have dropped the first..." October 07

  • Red Sox not ruling Chris Sale out for Game 4

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Red Sox are not ruling out Chris Sale from pitching Game 4 of the ALDS if the situation arises. Sale was shelled by Houston in Game 1 of the series and allowed seven runs on nine hits in five-plus innings as his Sox lost 8-2 to the Astros. Drew Pomeranz started Game 2 and Doug Fister..." October 06

  • Chris Sale on Game 1 performance: ‘Bad time to ‘suck’

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Sale accepted responsibility for his performance during Game 1 of the American League Division Series between the Astros and Red Sox. Sale made his postseason debut on Thursday and it was one he will surely want to forget. In five innings, Sale allowed nine hits and seven runs. He also..." October 06

  • What can Chris Sale expect in his first postseason start?

    Providence Journal "Ron Darling remembers the way his first warmup pitch zoomed out of his hand that day at Shea Stadium in 1986. David Cone’s first thought is of how the nerves made his legs feel heavy at Dodger Stadium in 1988. CC Sabathia realized quickly how thoroughly unprepared he was for that 2001 start in..." October 04

  • Chris Sale on Game 1: 'It's what I'm here for'

    WEEI Boston "If the Red Sox lost Saturday, Chris Sale is pitching Sunday. What would that have meant? First of all, needing the ace to turn in one more regular season start would have been because the Red Sox' postseason existence was still in a state flux. It would have also pushed Sale back to Game 2..." October 01

  • Red Sox will start Sale on Sunday if they need to clinch

    Mass Live "If the Red Sox haven't clinched the American League East by Sunday, Chris Sale will indeed start. The Red Sox need one win or a Yankees loss in order to secure the AL East, but that task has proven elusive over the last few days. The Red Sox had hoped to provide Sale with extra rest, but..." September 30

  • Red Sox's Chris Sale becomes fastest in MLB history to strike out 1,500

    ESPN "Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale struck out Toronto's Kevin Pillar in the second inning Tuesday night to reach 1,500 career strikeouts faster than any pitcher in major league history as Boston won, 3-0. "It's hard for me to fathom that a guy can record that many strikeouts in less than 1,300..." August 30

  • Chris Sale concerned he could be tipping pitches

    Larry Brown Sports "August has not been a great month for AL Cy Young Award contender Chris Sale, particularly when he has had to face the Indians. In two starts against Cleveland, Sale has given up 13 earned runs in eight innings. The left-hander’s ERA against every other team this season is 2.32. Are the Indians..." August 25