The White Sox will open the 2013 season at home against the Kansas City Royals on April 1.
Ventura made the announcement after the team's 11-5 spring training victory over the Oakland A's in which Sale went five-plus innings, giving up five runs on seven hits. He struck out three and walked two. Sale, 23, will start his fourth season with the team. He went 17-8 with a 3.05 ERA, and 192 strikeouts in 192 innings in 30 appearances last season. He has a career record of 21-11.