Chris Sale has been handed a 5 game suspension from the White Sox front office due to his actions on Saturday, July 23rd.
Sale was tabbed to start that night against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field, and the White Sox were supposed to wear their 1976 style throwback uniforms. Sale had previously asked the front office to not wear the uniforms, citing that they were uncomfortable to pitch in. However, the White Sox front office ignored his request, and Sale responded by not only cutting up his uniform, but everyone’s uniforms in protest. This resulted in Sale being sent home from the ballpark, and Matt Albers being called on to pitch. As for uniforms, the White Sox chose to go with their 1980’s style Sunday throwback uniforms.
This isn’t the first time that Sale has had run ins with White Sox front office. When president Jesse Hahn told Adam LaRoche that his son Drake was no longer allowed to be in the clubhouse, Chris Sale took umbrage and voiced his displeasure in the decision. It is clear that Sale not on the best terms with the front office, and it will be interesting to see how this latest incident affects his status with the team, and whether or not it leads to a trade.