Friday, March 30, 2012

March 30

2012 Topps Heritage #35 - Chris Sale

On this day in 1989, Chris Sale was born.

The White Sox first round draft pick in 2010, Chris saw a rapid rise through the minor league system. He was the first player from the 2010 draft to make his MLB debut, which happened in the eighth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles on August 6, 2010.

Sale eventually won the closer role after a series of poor performances from other Sox relievers in the role during the 2011 season. While Chris did excel at times in the closer role, the Pale Hose plan to turn him into a starter for the 2012 season. Through the 2011 season, Sale has a 4-3 record with a 2.58 ERA and twelve saves.

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