Robin Ventura has chosen Chris Sale to take the mound when the Chicago White Sox start the regular season. Sale was a 17 game winner during the 2012 season.
Signed to a extension worth $32.5 million the soon to be 24-year-old left hander will be counted on to reproduce his 3.05 ERA and 192 strike outs from last season.
After being named the White Sox opening day starter Sale allowed seven hits and five runs in a spring start against the Oakland A’s. Neither Sale or Ventura were concerned about the outing today.
“I’m not worried about that,” Ventura said. “Velocity-wise, everything’s great. We’re getting toward the end of spring and he’s probably a little anxious to get going.”
The White Sox open the season at home hosting the Kansas City Royals.