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By Steve Anagnos, White Sox Correspondent, Sun, Mar 1st 10:02am EST

Chris Sale sustained an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot as the result of an accident at his Arizona home Friday. The left-hander is expected to be sidelined three weeks before resuming baseball activities. Sale, 25, underwent X-rays this morning at Banner Estrella Hospital in Glendale. He will undergo further tests once the swelling in his foot has subsided. At that point, his status for Opening Day will be better determined. The cause of the injury was described by general manager Rick Hahn as involving "unloading some stuff off the back of his truck and landing awkwardly when he got off the back of the truck." (Source: MLB.com)

Fantasy Impact: This could have been a lot worse. While certainly not an ideal situation, the freak accident will keep the Cy Young candidate off the mound for only three weeks of spring. Keep an eye on his recovery but don't drop the stud too down on your draft list just yet.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., White Sox Correspondent, Thu, Feb 19th 2:14pm EST

Chris Sale has moved up in Cy Young Award voting in each of his three years as a starter; from sixth, to fifth, to third last year. Sale matches up favorably against other division aces, David Price and Corey Kluber. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Chris Sale looks to build on last year's almost Cy Young peformance. The only fantasy concern with Sale is the arm soreness he has had the last three years. Even so, Sale is a top pitching draft prospect for the 2015 fantasy baseball season.

Chris Sale News & Advice

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Rotoworld | Mar 5th, 8:01pm
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that "there isn't any suggestion" Chris Sale will be ready for Opening Day.
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Baseball Professor | Mar 4th, 12:00pm
After missing a month of last season with an arm injury and now set to miss Opening Day this year, is Chris Sale too risky to draft?
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MLB.com | Mar 2nd, 11:56pm
The White Sox approached this season certainly knowing they would need contributions from more than the 12 pitchers they break camp with. So if the White Sox don't have Chris Sale at the season's outset, they are comfortable with the possible fill-in options.
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FanGraphs | Mar 2nd, 8:15pm
• Chris Sale will miss at a minimum of three weeks with a fractured foot. Then he will need to get up to speed before being able to start. Chris Sale sustained an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot as the result of an accident at his Arizona home Friday. The […]
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ESPN | Mar 2nd, 1:52pm
Eric Karabell and Tristan Cockcroft discuss Chris Sale's value after his recent injury, what to make of Josh Hamilton in light of his relapse and who ...
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RotoBaller | Mar 1st, 11:29pm
Chicago White Sox perennial Cy Young award contender Chris Sale has been diagnosed with an avulsion fracture to his right foot. The injury, sustained at Sale’s spring training home while unloading his truck, is said to be minor and will keep Sale off the mound for three weeks. Sale was already named the Opening Day […]
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ESPN | Mar 1st, 7:56pm
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ESPN | Mar 1st, 7:39pm
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MLB.com | Mar 1st, 7:25pm
White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper paused for a moment when asked about the Cactus League rotation replacement for Chris Sale beginning this Friday against the Padres in Peoria. He originally listed the starter as to be determined, but then quickly changed his mind and mentioned Carlos Rodon.
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MLB.com | Feb 28th, 7:57pm
The White Sox were not going to rush top prospect Carlos Rodon before Chris Sale's injury, and they aren't going to deviate from that now. But Rodon may now get a Cactus League start or two.
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MLB.com | Feb 28th, 7:07pm
News that White Sox left-hander Chris Sale -- likely the Opening Day starter against the Royals on April 6 if healthy -- suffered an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot naturally was of interest to Royals manager Ned Yost.
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ESPN | Feb 28th, 6:17pm
Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale suffered a foot injury in an accident at his home and will miss at least three weeks of preparation time for the regular season.
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Rotoworld | Feb 28th, 6:09pm
The White Sox announced Saturday that Chris Sale suffered an avulsion fracture on his right foot in an accident at his home on Friday.
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Rotoworld | Feb 28th, 6:06pm
Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports that Chris Sale suffered an undisclosed foot injury.
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MLB.com | Feb 28th, 5:28pm
White Sox pitcher Chris Sale sustained an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot in an accident at his home Friday, and the left-hander is expected to be sidelined three weeks before resuming baseball activities.