Chris Sale (SP)
Chris Sale will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday instead of Tuesday as originally reported. He will still throw a five inning simulated game Friday of about 75 pitches. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Sale apparently got his days mixed up when he talked to reporters, and the change of date for the bullpen session is not a setback. If Sale continues on his rehab pace, he should be able to make a start the first week of the season. With his rehab on track, Sale is worthy of a top 25 overall pick.
Category: Injury Updates
Chris Sale has resumed throwing after fracturing his right foot on February 27, playing both long toss and throwing off the mound. There is still no timetable for Sale's return from the injury. Robin Ventura says he will choose between Jeff Samardzija and Jose Quintana for Opening Day. (Source: Chicago Tribune)
Fantasy Impact: This is a step in the right direction for Sale and good news for the White Sox. The lefty may not be ready to start the season, but that shouldn't discourage fantasy owners. Sale had a DL stint last season and still managed to finish among the best SP in all formats.
Category: , Injury Updates
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.
Category: , Injury Updates
Thu, Feb 19th 2:14pm EST
By Rob Schwarz, Jr.
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.