Chris Sale RUMORS & NEWS

  • Chris Sale falls 4 strikeouts short of MLB record

    ESPN "Eight was enough for Chris Sale. On the cusp of setting a modern-era single-season record with his ninth consecutive start with at least 10 strikeouts, the Boston Red Sox ace lefty fanned only six Texas Rangers batters, his lowest total of the season. But there wasn't a soul in Fenway Park..." May 25

  • Jose Quintana says duel with Chris Sale ‘would be awesome’

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jose Quintana and Chris Sale are two starts away from squaring off when the White Sox play the Red Sox on May 30 at Guaranteed Rate Field. Sale’s presence alone, pitching against his old team, will make for one of the more anticipated events of the Sox’ season. Going up against Quintana, who..." May 22

  • Chris Sale ties own MLB record with 8th straight 10-plus strikeout outing "Chris Sale's evening started with a strikeout and ended with another addition to the MLB record book. With a 10-strikeout performance in Friday night's 3-2 walk-off loss to the A's in 10 innings, the Red Sox's ace reached double-digit strikeouts for an eighth straight appearance, matching a..." May 20

  • Will the fire that makes Chris Sale great burn him out in Boston?

    ESPN "Last July, Chris Sale stunned the baseball world when he used scissors to shred a set of 1976 White Sox throwback uniforms because he did not want to pitch in them. The story quickly went viral: Who on earth would do that? Chicago team president Kenny Williams thought he was being pranked when his..." May 17

  • Chris Sale K's 10+ in 7th straight, 1 shy of MLB record "With a sixth-inning strikeout of Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, Red Sox lefty Chris Sale hit double-digit K's for the seventh consecutive start during a 6-3 Boston win Saturday. His streak is now one shy of the Major League record, set by Pedro Martinez in 1999 and matched by Sale in..." May 13

  • Chris Sale joins Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan in elite MLB strikeout club

    Sportsnaut "Before Sunday’s Boston Red Sox versus Minnesota Twins game had concluded, Chris Sale had already made a bit of MLB history. Striking out 10 batters for the sixth consecutive game, Sale joined MLB legends Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan as the only pitchers in league history to..." May 07

  • MLB won't suspend Chris Sale for throwing behind Manny Machado

    ESPN "Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale will not be suspended by Major League Baseball for throwing behind Baltimore Orioles star Manny Machado, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney. Sale threw a 98 mph fastball at the knees and behind Machado in the first inning of Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park,..." May 05

  • Sale likely to be disciplined; MLB warns Red Sox, Orioles about their feud

    CBS Sports "In the wake of Chris Sale throwing behind Manny Machado, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred held a conference call with the managers of both teams and warned them not to continue this feud, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Sale is likely to be disciplined in some form, possibly a suspension. Here..." May 03

  • Chris Sale 'not losing sleep' over beef with Manny Machado

    CBS Sports "Tuesday night was an a very eventful night at Fenway Park. The Red Sox and Orioles played the second game of their four-game series, which the Red Sox won 5-2 (box score) behind staff ace Chris Sale. The game featured a standing ovation for Adam Jones and a triple play , among other things. In..." May 03

  • Ex-Diamondbacks executive Jerry Dipoto regrets passing on Chris Sale

    Arizona Republic "Mistakes made in the draft room still keep Jerry Dipoto up at night – and that includes an ill-fated selection the Diamondbacks made in the 2010 draft that still reverberates within the organization. That decision: passing on left-hander Chris Sale. Sale was still on the board when the..." March 11

  • Chris Sale: Why I won’t be shredding uniforms with the Red Sox

    New York Post "Chris Sale has seen the light. And the Red Sox’s world championship banners. He’s changed for the better, he insisted, which means big trouble for the AL East. After his first official workout with the Red Sox on Tuesday at Fenway South, Sale, the Green Monster acquisition of the offseason,..." February 15

  • Can Chris Sale succeed, where others didn't, in first year with Red Sox?

    Boston Herald "We’ve hit a point where it’s simply assumed that a big-name pitcher, if not any big-name player, will struggle in his first year in Boston, pitching at Fenway Park. It doesn’t have to be that way. Chris Sale, bless his heart, thinks he can prove that this year. “It’s the same game,” Sale..." February 12

  • It Doesn’t Sound Like Chris Sale Will Be On Twitter, Social Media Any Time Soon

    NESN "If you want to interact with Chris Sale next season, you’re going to have to do it at Fenway Park. The Boston Red Sox ace spoke to the media after joining the team via trade on Dec. 6, but of course not everything Sale said made it into the mainstream. So when The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham..." December 23

  • Why Chris Sale’s delivery works for him

    Boston Globe "The biomechanics of Chris Sale’s delivery paint the picture of a pitcher who will break down. One problem: Except for two stints on the disabled list with flexor tendon strains, Sale has not broken down. He pitched 226⅔ innings in 2016 and threw a major league-high six complete games. The..." December 18

  • Chris Sale to change jersey number with Red Sox out of respect for Wakefield

    Boston Globe "Whenever the Red Sox add a veteran player to their major league roster, it’s not long before they get a call from home clubhouse manager Tom McLaughlin asking what number they want to wear. Chris Sale wore No. 49 throughout his seven seasons in Chicago. But he did not request that number in..." December 17

  • Adam Eaton claims to have only White Sox throwback jersey Chris Sale didn’t cut up

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Sale could be the best pitcher in the American League, but many are more familiar with him as the guy who went ballistic before a game last season and hacked up all of the Chicago White Sox’s throwback jerseys because he didn’t want to wear one. Or, should we say, all of the throwback..." December 13

  • Red Sox acquire Sale from White Sox

    TSN "The Boston Red Sox have landed Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal. Rosenthal reports the Red Sox will send third baseman Yoan Moncada, pitcher Michael Kopech and two other prospects to the White Sox. Sale posted a 17-10 record with a 3.34 ERA in 32..." December 06

  • Report: White Sox, Nats negotiating final pieces of Chris Sale trade

    CBS Sports "It appears one of the best pitchers in baseball may soon join one of the best teams in baseball. The White Sox and Nationals are still working on a Chris Sale trade, and at this point the two sides are only haggling over the final pieces of the deal. It seems this could go down..." December 06

  • Nationals stepping up pursuit of Chris Sale

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s still unclear whether or not White Sox ace Chris Sale will be on the move, but at least one interested team is trying to get something done. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Washington Nationals are intensifying efforts to acquire Sale. Heyman notes that the Nationals may not..." December 05

  • Could Nationals Trade For Chris Sale And Andrew McCutchen?

    NESN "The Washington Nationals have a win-now roster and are looking to hit an offseason home run with the MLB Winter Meetings set to begin Monday in Maryland. The Nats have been linked in trade rumors involving Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale..." December 05

  • The latest on the Chris Sale derby

    Fanrag Sports "Superstar White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is on the block, and it appears at least five teams are starting to separate themselves at the forefront of talks: the Nationals, Astros, Red Sox, Rangers and Braves. That doesn’t mean that any one of these teams is sure to get him, or even that Sale..." December 02

  • White Sox In No Hurry To Trade Chris Sale "Plenty of speculation about an eventual landing spot for Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale will dominate the baseball news cycle the rest of this week as the start of the Winter Meetings await Sunday at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center just outside of Washington D.C. The..." November 29

  • 6 'can't-touch' players that could be the key to a Chris Sale trade

    Fox Sports "“Can’t do that.” That’s the phrase baseball people often use when confronted with the possibility of trading a top young player. Can’t do that. Won’t do that. Don’t even go there. The availability of White Sox left-hander Chris Sale, however, creates a different landscape — or at least, it..." November 28

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