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Update: Chris Sale Won’t Return By Opening Day


Chris Sale

Update  – March 12 8:40 am

On Wednesday, the Chicago White Sox announced that Chris Sale won’t be ready for Opening Day, which would have been his third straight year to open the season for the Sox.

“Well, no, he’s not going to be the Opening Day starter,” White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams said during an MLB Network appearance. “We are going to take him on a little slower road. It looks like he could make the April 12 start. Now, whether we will want him to make that, would be dependent on how he comes along. All signs are pointing upward right now.”

Williams adds: “If it’s not that start, we’ll fit him into the rotation shortly after that.”

Sale hasn’t done any babseball activities since his injury and as reported by MLB.com he is not due do to resume until the earliest March 21.

“We were waiting to see how his foot was, and the timetable doesn’t give him a chance to [be ready for Opening Day],” Ventura told MLB.com. “Hopefully a week into the season, we can reassess that and shoot for a goal somewhere in the first two weeks.”

March 1

The Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale, fractured his right foot in an accident at his spring training home in Arizona on Friday.

It is being reported by multiple media outlets that he suffered an avulsion fracture to the lateral side of his right foot and will miss at least three weeks before he resumes an baseball activities.

The clubs GM Rick Hahn told the media that Sale was unloading items and landed “awkwardly when he got off the back of his truck.”

Sale also spoke to the media and shared his take on the injury, “It was really just a freak incident. I’ve just done it a million times and this time it didn’t work out so well.”

The 25-year old lefty pitcher was optimistic that it was just a sprained ankle and that he would be walking on it in a few days.

Sale is a three time all star that is entering his sixth season in the majors with Chicago and in that span he is 44-29, with a 2.76 ERA.

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