The Chicago White Sox have officially announced that left-handed pitcher Chris Sale is back off the disabled list. Also they announced they will designate pitcher Frank Francisco for assignment.
Let’s all rejoice for a moment!
In the release the White Sox stated:
“Sale, 25, was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his career on April 22 (retroactive to April 18) with a flexor muscle strain in his left arm. He made one rehab start for Class AAA Charlotte in game one of a doubleheader on May 16 at Durham, allowing one hit with 11 strikeouts over 4.0 scoreless IP.”
Sale’s return is big for the White Sox, as he is 3-0 overall this season, with a 2.30 ERA. He’ll start tonight against the New York Yankees at US Cellular Field. He is very much needed in the current pitching rotation.
As for Francisco, his time with the White Sox has lasted four appearances, with an ERA of 12.27 in 3.2 innings pitched. He was removed off the roster for Sale to return.
The White Sox still have one spot open on their 40-man roster.
Now it is time for the White Sox to start turning things around and use sale to their advantage as it is time for this team to step up their overall play from here on out.
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