White Sox manager Robin Ventura defended pitcher Chris Sale after the Tigers accused him of intentionally throwing at Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez on Wednesday

September 26, 2014

Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura defended pitcher Chris Sale after the Detroit Tigers accused him of intentionally throwing at Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez on Wednesday.

Sale thought that someone at Comerica Park in Detroit was stealing signs and relaying them to Tigers’ batters. 

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after Detroit’s 6-1 victory Wednesday that it was "a little weak" for Sale to hit Martinez with a pitch in the sixth inning.

"I know Chris is not weak. I know that," Ventura said, according to MLB.com. "I know if anything, he's not weak and we don't do weak things. And Chris doesn't do weak things. [Ausmus] should probably worry about his own team and investigate a little more in his own team. Don't worry about my team.”

Ventura said he was done talking about the issue when asked if the incident will carry into next season. 

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