The Chicago White Sox are moving pitcher Chris Sale back to the bullpen to be the team’s closer, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
According to the Sun-Times, Sale has been experiencing slight tenderness in his elbow area but will be available to close on Monday.
“It’s not disappointing to us, it’s disappointing to him because this was something he’s always wanted to do,’’ pitching coach Don Cooper said, according to the Sun-Times. “We’re not making this decision based on what’s best for the team because obviously he’s starting and doing well and that would be a wonderful thing to keep him in. We feel we’re doing what’s best for him, his career and his health. It’s the best way to keep him healthy and strong.’’
This season, Sale, 23, is 3-1 with a 2.81 ERA after transitioning to the rotation.