Chris Sale RUMORS & NEWS

  • Desperate times for the Red Sox and ace Chris Sale

    WEEI Boston "Chris Sale seems to be a broken man right now, if not physically then certainly mentally. Mired in the midst of a midsummer nightmare season, the Red Sox ace had a bullpen session in Boston Tuesday afternoon that was anything but normal. The workout took place in front of a..." July 18

  • Chris Sale is Broken and Alex Cora Obviously Has No Clue How to Fix Him

    12 Up "The struggles of Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale are more than a blip on the radar or a few bad starts in a row. The spindly left hander hasn't looked like himself all season, with his ERA ballooning to a concerning 4.27 during Saturday's loss against the Los Angeles..." July 14

  • Why Chris Sale Remains Convinced Red Sox Are Not ‘Terrible’ Despite Struggles

    NESN "This season hasn’t gone the way many expected it would for the Boston Red Sox, but they aren’t out of contention by any means. Indeed, some things need to go right for the Sox in the final two and a half months of the regular season. But they only are two games out of the..." July 10

  • Chris Sale Calls Recent Struggles ‘Embarrassing’ After Eighth Loss Of 2019

    NESN "It hasn’t been the season Chris Sale or Red Sox nation was hoping for. The southpaw fell to 3-8 with Boston’s 6-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday. After the game, Sale said this is about as frustrated as he’s ever been playing..." July 04

  • Chris Sale looks to avoid tying dubious Red Sox record

    NBC Sports Boston "When the Red Sox take the field Wednesday afternoon, Chris Sale will be looking to accomplish something he hasn't done in a long time: get a home win. It's been 350 days since Sale last recorded a regular-season victory at Fenway Park, and if he loses or gets a no-decision..." June 26

  • Why Yankees don’t regret passing on Chris Sale, how they’re dealing with current rotation need

    Newark Star-Ledger "The last question tossed at Yankees general manager Brian Cashman during a Monday afternoon news conference started with a reminder that the Boston Red Sox offered a better package in the 2016 offseason when they acquired ace Chris Sale from the..." June 18

  • Chris Sale: Red Sox clubhouse wanted Craig Kimbrel back

    Mass Live "While the Red Sox were shutting out the Royals on Wednesday night, one of their former teammates found a new home. Ex-closer Craig Kimbrel agreed to a 3-year, $43 million deal with the Cubs, ending a long free-agent saga that began after the World Series. Sox manager Alex Cora texted..." June 06

  • Chris Sale becomes 2nd pitcher with 2 immaculate innings in same season

    The Score "Chris Sale spun a gem Wednesday and made some history in the process. The Boston Red Sox left-hander threw his second immaculate inning of the season - and his career - by striking out three Kansas City Royals hitters on nine pitches in the eighth inning..." June 06

  • Chris Sale, Xander Bogaerts reward Red Sox for rewarding them

    Boston Herald "  I suppose it shouldn’t come as a surprise that someone who amasses a large enough treasure to buy one of the 30 Major League Baseball franchises has the stomach to shove $145 million worth of chips to the center of the table without really knowing how his hand is going to..." May 21

  • Chris Sale on being pulled after 17 strikeouts in seven innings: 'I'll never question' Red Sox manager Alex Cora

    CBS Sports "Boston Red Sox starter Chris sale put together a historic performance on Tuesday at Fenway Park when he struck out a career-high 17 batters against the Colorado Rockies. Sale became the first pitcher in history to strike out 17 or more batters in a start lasting seven innings or fewer. His 17..." May 17

  • The stage is set for Chris Sale's time to shine

    WEEI Boston "Losses like Thursday night in Chicago will happen. You have a game seemingly in hand -- as was the case with the Red Sox visit to the White Sox' home -- and all of a sudden there's a key error, opposite-field single, a foul ball that just barely makes the stands and..." May 03

  • The Chris Sale trade is looking better these days for the White Sox

    Chicago Tribune "Chris Sale gets to feel some love this weekend when the former White Sox ace returns to the South Side with the Red Sox. Sale is scheduled to start the second game of a four-game series Friday at Guaranteed Rate Field, seeking his first win of 2019 in a..." May 02

  • Red Sox ace Chris Sale on his first six starts: 'I've sucked every bit of every last one of them'

    CBS Sports "Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale has made six starts so far in the 2019 season, and he's yet to record a win for the reigning World Series champions. The lefty hasn't been looking like himself, and he knows it.  "I'm sitting here like a broken record —..." April 30

  • Instead of waiting for the real Chris Sale, maybe we should redefine what that means

    NBC Sports Boston "We've recycled the phrase since his first start, but it has grown as stale as his fastball. Perhaps it's time to stop waiting for "the real Chris Sale." Maybe we're looking at him. On Sunday, Sale delivered another flawed outing in a 5-2 loss to the..." April 29

  • Forget about Chris Sale, Red Sox bullpen is becoming the real problem

    NBC Sports Boston "If every Red Sox deficiency this season were to spring from the Green Monster like leaks in a dike, the team would run out of fingers before it jabbed the hole marked "bullpen." Chris Sale is only throwing 88! Nathan Eovaldi needs surgery! Mookie Betts is hitting .200!..." April 24

  • Chris Sale Looking To Go Deeper In Starts After No Decision Vs. Tigers

    NESN "Chris Sale took a step in the right direction on Tuesday at Fenway Park. The lefty probably displayed his best stuff of the season against the Detroit Tigers, with his fastball sitting between 93-96 mph and his slider showing more bite than his previous four starts. That led to 10..." April 23

  • Chris Sale appears poised to make his real 2019 debut, and Alex Cora called it

    NBC Sports Boston "When it comes to Monday's start against the Tigers (weather permitting), you're either with Chris Sale or Alex Cora. Sign me up for Team Cora. Let's explain: Last week in New York, Sale lost his fourth straight outing to open the season. This one differed from..." April 22

  • Chris Sale Showing Ominous Early Signs of $145M Red Sox Mistake

    Bleacher Report ""I just flat-out stink right now," Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale told reporters after he coughed up four runs in five innings against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. It's hard to argue. To put it in perspective, Sale's substandard showing..." April 19

  • Alex Cora thinks we could see the ‘real Chris Sale’ in next start

    Larry Brown Sports "Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was roughed up yet again on Tuesday night, this time in an 8-0 blowout loss to the division rival New York Yankees. The left-hander has lost all four of his starts this season and has looked horrible out of the gate, but his manager thinks he is ready to turn a..." April 17

  • Why Alex Cora Still Isn’t Worried About Chris Sale Despite Struggles

    NESN "The Red Sox needed Chris Sale to be Chris Sale on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Boston, the left-hander turned in another dud. Sale was roughed up in the series opener against the New York Yankees, allowing four runs on seven hits over just five innings. The poor outing..." April 17

  • Chris Sale lost his fastball. Now the Red Sox could lose the AL East.

    Washington Post "The Boston Red Sox were supposed to contend with the New York Yankees for the American League East title. Instead, they are 6-10 and limping into a series against the Yankees beginning Tuesday evening. Chris Sale, the team’s ace, is at the heart of the matter, and if he doesn’t..." April 15

  • Cora: Sale told me 'his windup is off'

    12 Up "This is not the Cy Young season Chris Sale expected he would have in 2019, and it certainly hasn't been the start the defending champs were hoping to get out to. Things need to change in Boston. Sale has been the focal point of one of the more disappointing teams in..." April 13

  • Chris Sale sucks. Is it time to worry?

    The Score "Chris Sale had Alen Hanson in a hole. The worst hitter in the Toronto Blue Jays' punchless lineup was down in the count, 0-2, in the top of the third inning Tuesday at Fenway Park. Last year, batters mustered a .098/.130/.148 line against Sale after falling behind 0-2, and nearly..." April 11

  • Chris Sale admits he's never felt this lost on the mound in his life

    NBC Sports Boston "Cold weather aside, Tuesday’s Red Sox home opener got off to an encouraging start. Several notable players from past Red Sox championship teams joined the festivities with trophies in hand, last year’s champs collected their new rings, and the Super Bowl LIII champion..." April 10

  • Red Sox ace Chris Sale not buying loss was on anybody but himself

    Boston Herald "His timing sufficiently messed up by the two previous Chris Sale offerings, an 80-mph slider and an 84-mph changeup, Blue Jays designated hitter Lourdes Gurriel Jr. left his bat on his shoulder and listened to a 94-mph fastball pop Christian Vazquez’ mitt for Strike 3, the end of a..." April 10

  • Chris Sale's contract extension should be making Red Sox very, very nervous

    NBC Sports Boston "The risk of letting Chris Sale play out the 2019 season before entering free agency was obvious: Sale dominates, wins a Cy Young, and then hits the open market in the front seat of an empty Brinks truck labeled, "Feed Me." However, the risk of signing Sale to an extension..." April 09

  • Is Chris Sale's historically low fastball velocity cause for concern?

    NBC Sports Boston "By the box score, Chris Sale returned to form Tuesday night. Sure, the Boston Red Sox ace gave up a solo home run, but that was one of only three hits he allowed to the Oakland Athletics over six innings of one-run ball. If you checked the radar gun, though, you would have..." April 03

  • Red Sox have more problems than just Chris Sale's velocity

    WEEI Boston "To push aside Chris Sale's unique pitching presentation Tuesday night would be a mistake. When you have a pitcher that has done it one way for so long and then shows up and takes a different path it should be noted. That's why Sale's six-inning outing against the A's..." April 03

  • Red Sox’ Chris Sale out here already making history

    Sportsnaut "The defending champion Boston Red Sox were not even a half inning into their Opening Day game against the Seattle Mariners before ace pitcher Chris Sale made history. The recently-extended Sale struck out Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger to open the bottom of the first in Seattle. In..." March 28

  • Chris Sale's New Contract With Red Sox Could Be Bobby Bonilla 2.0

    12 Up "On Saturday, the Red Sox and Chris Sale agreed to a five-year extension worth $145 million that includes both an opt-out after the third season and a sixth-year option worth $20 million.  However, new details of the contract have emerged and they are utterly..." March 27

  • Sale on deal with Boston: 'I want to be here' "The first standing ovation Chris Sale received in 2019 was not from a packed house at Fenway Park. Instead, it came from a clubhouse full of appreciative teammates who were thrilled that their ace had just formalized a five-year, $145 million extension that should keep him with the Red Sox..." March 24

  • Chris Sale contract extension: Boston Red Sox nearing 5-year, $150 million deal with ace starter (reports)

    Mass Live "The Red Sox are closing in on a contract extension with left-hander Chris Sale, according to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe. It’s expected to be in the five-year, $150 million range, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Sale, who is entering his third season with..." March 22

  • MLB Insider Speculates Terms Of Potential Chris Sale Contract Extension

    NESN "Major League Baseball teams have been handing out contract extensions like they’re giveaways from “Oprah.” It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as players might be reluctant to hit free agency given how the market has played out over the past couple of..." March 21

  • Chris Sale will throw first pitch of Game 1 for Red Sox in Seattle

    Boston Herald "The decision to go with Chris Sale as Game 1 starter was a “very easy” one for Alex Cora to make. Sale made it sound somewhat harder than that. “You could literally flip a five-headed coin and whichever one is going to be fine,” Sale said before..." March 18

  • Chris Sale shouldn’t be the Opening Day starter. Maybe

    Over The Monster "The Red Sox, as of this writing on Monday night, have not yet named an Opening Day starter. (With my luck they will make the announcement between the time of writing and the time of publish while I’m away from the interwebs.) This is not something I had noticed until it was brought..." March 12

  • Chris Sale has not experienced any shoulder issues during spring

    Larry Brown Sports "Chris Sale struggled through some shoulder issues to help the Boston Red Sox win the World Series last year, and there have been questions about whether or not those will linger. Heading into 2019, the left-hander says he has no concerns. Sale threw three innings in a simulated game..." March 11

  • For Chris Sale, money isn’t everything when it comes to contract negotiations

    Boston Globe "What does Chris Sale value? At a time when the Red Sox lefthander is entering the final season before he’s eligible for free agency, that question looms large. If his mission is to extract every possible dollar, to erase old landmarks and establish new ones, then common ground..." March 06

  • Why Chris Sale believes he is built for the long haul

    WEEI Boston "The conversation was appropriate all things considered. While there are few pitchers in Major League Baseball with the qualifications of Chris Sale, the need to predict the pitcher's future seems part of his current existence. Sale is in the last year of his contract with the..." March 04

  • Could this be the year Sale claims the Cy? "The 2018 season ended with Chris Sale reaching the ultimate team goal. It was the ninth inning of Game 5 of the World Series at Dodger Stadium, with the Red Sox leading, 5-1, and needing three outs to close out a championship. Sale emerged from the bullpen. He whiffed Justin Turner,..." February 24

  • Red Sox Have Had Extension Talks With Sale

    NESN "It sure sounds like there’s mutual interest between the Boston Red Sox and Chris Sale in regards to a contract extension, but it’s a fairly complicated situation. The Red Sox ace is entering the final season of his contract, and both sides now have gone on record with..." February 18

  • Sale: 'I'd love to keep playing here' "Ace Chris Sale arrived with the Red Sox a couple of years ago thirsting for the chance to pitch in the playoffs and win a World Series title. As he chased those things, he fell in love with the sports passion of Boston and fit in seamlessly with his new organization. Even though he..." February 13

  • Chris Sale Calls Out MLB Teams For Tanking As Craig Kimbrel Remains Unsigned

    NESN "Craig Kimbrel played a huge part in helping the Boston Red Sox secure the 2018 World Series title, but as pitchers and catchers begin to report to spring training, the All-Star closer remains unsigned as the free agent market slogs along. Kimbrel is a seven-time All-Star and one of..." February 13

  • Chris Sale feels ‘normal again,’ open to extension talks with Red Sox

    Boston Herald "There are two parts to the Chris Sale equation as it relates to his future with the Red Sox. Part 1 is simple. Will they be willing to spend the $200 million-plus it’ll likely take to keep the ace in Boston beyond 2019? “My phone is on if they call me,”..." January 21

  • Chris Sale has watched World Series final out "couple hundred thousand times"

    NBC Sports Boston "Chris Sale is you and you are Chris Sale. He may even have rewatched the final out of the 2018 World Series more times than you. "I've watched it maybe a couple hundred thousand times,” Sale said Saturday at Winter Weekend. “It never gets old. Those..." January 21