Chris Sale to start rehab assignment on Thursday

Chris Sale to start rehab assignment on Thursday
May 12, 2014, 11:00 pm

OAKLAND — Chris Sale didn’t accompany the White Sox to California as he’s set to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday.

Sale will start for Triple-A Charlotte at Durham on Thursday, manager Robin Ventura announced. The outing would be Sale’s first appearance since he threw 127 pitches against the Boston Red Sox on April 17.

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Sale is on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 18 with a left flexor muscle strain. He threw a 60-pitch simulated game at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday and said he felt “brand new.”

The White Sox have hinted Sale could make two rehab starts and possibly return to the mound on May 25 against the New York Yankees.