Chicago White Sox Morning BP (5/15): Chris Sale to have rehab start tonight


Mar 31, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher

Chris Sale

throws a pitch against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of an opening day baseball game at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

This evening is the next step not he rehab process of Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a game at the Durham Bulls, starting at 7:05 p.m.

This is just the first of two scheduled rehab starts for Sale, as he’s recovering from a stringed left flexor muscle, and the White Sox aren’t rushing his rehab process on bit …. and I don’t blame them at all.

Sale has been on the disabled list since April 22.

I’m nervous and excited for this rehab outing, as on one hand this is the first live game action Sale’s faced since being injured, so there is the risk for re-injury. On the other hand … if his rehab starts go well, he’ll be back in the majors before the end of the month I hope.

For those wanting to listen to the game, you can do so for free at:

This season, with the White Sox, Sale is 3-0 with an ERA of 2.30. This game will also feature the rehab stint of centerfielder Adam Eaton, as he’s scheduled to return to the White Sox on Sunday.

In other White Sox news:

• Here is a preview to the White Sox at the Houston Astros, which begins Friday.

• The Chicago Tribune posted a video of Abreu talking about his 15th home run following Wednesday’s 4-2 win over the Oakland Athletics.

CSN Chicago wrote about how it is tough to sit Abreu.

• ESPN Chicago wrote the White Sox mean business in the decision to DFA Jeff Keppinger.

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