Chris Sale RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Sale’s First Four Starts Confirm Red Sox’s New Strategy For Ace

    NESN "What’s the key to winning a marathon? Pacing yourself, of course. No, Chris Sale isn’t using Monday’s off day to run in the 2018 Boston Marathon. But it’s become clear the Boston Red Sox are sticking to their 26.2-mile approach with their left-handed ace. Sale helped the Red Sox earn another..." April 16

  • Are Red Sox taking a chance on Chris Sale's catcher?

    WEEI Boston "It was the third inning of a seemingly meaningless spring training game. But the moment was worth noting. With Chris Sale cruising through his first Grapefruit League action, Dennis Eckersley -- who had joined the Red Sox radio broadcast for a few innings -- let out an exclamation: "He just..." March 29

  • Chris Sale Exits Final Spring Start After Being Hit By Line Drive

    CBS Boston "Chris Sale’s final start before opening day didn’t quite go as planned. The Red Sox ace was hit with a line drive in the left leg or hip on Saturday. He exited his start against the Astros after throwing 26 pitches. Sale went down after being hit with the line drive." March 24

  • Chris Sale gets Opening Day start

    Boston Herald "One year after injuring his elbow during a live batting practice session, David Price is one start away from completing an injury-free spring training. After Price made progress with another smooth outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday, Red Sox manager Alex Cora was happy to announce..." March 21

  • Chris Sale Looks Like He’s Ready To Go After First Spring Training Start

    NESN "The Boston Red Sox are taking it easy with Chris Sale this spring, but the Cy Young Award runner-up already looks to be in midseason form. Sale made his first start of the spring Friday afternoon in Jupiter, Fla., against the Miami Marlins — and so far, so good. Sale pitched four innings..." March 09

  • 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