The White Sox announced Chris Sale was suspended on Sunday.
Sale was involved in an incident in the clubhouse on Saturday that was reportedly related to Sale not wanting to wear retro jerseys for his start that day. Matt Albers started the game after Sale was scratched. The game was later suspended due to rain after eight innings.
The White Sox didn't say much about the incident after play concluded on Saturday. However, general manager Rick Hahn addressed the situation on Sunday. Hahn spoke to the media after it was announced that Sale was suspended for five days.
According to the White Sox release, the suspension began with Saturday's game and concludes on Wednesday. Sale could return on Thursday, the final game of four against the Cubs.
Sale was also fined as a result of the incident.
Trade rumors had already begun to surface regarding Sale, but Hahn said this will not change his status regarding any possible trades.
Rick Hahn said Chris Sale's actions don't change club's view that he can help team win.— Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) July 24, 2016
Rick Hahn: At no point did Chris Sale ask to be traded.— Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) July 24, 2016
Hahn says Sale's actions "doesn't move the needle one iota" of him possibly being traded.— Chuck Garfien (@ChuckGarfien) July 24, 2016
Anthony Ranaudo was called up to replace Sale on the active roster. Ranaudo made two appearances with the Texas Rangers earlier this season, one of which came against the White Sox.
In a May 10 outing against the Sox, Ranaudo retired the first three batters he faced before walking five out of the next six. The White Sox traded for him two days later. With Triple-A Charlotte, the 26-year-old was used as a starting pitcher and had a 3.20 ERA with 53 strikeouts and eight walks in 78 2/3 innings.
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Head coach: Dom Passolano
Assistant Coaches: AJ Porter, Kris Korhonen, Chris Lewis, Ryan McGuire, Brad Sievers, Gary Korhonen, Brendan Meany, Clint Connelly, Joe Krawisz, Dan Ludwig, Todd Barham
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Biggest holes to fill: The Astros welcome back just one starting defensive linemen in senior Jamir Dunbar.
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