Chris Sale, back from suspension, cuts to the chase: He wants to stay with White Sox

Chris Sale was docked one turn through the White Sox’srotation for destroying team property, specificallythrowback uniforms he didn’t want to wear. He was back on the mound Thursday night, wearing standard-i sue Sox gear.Afterward, hewas unapologetic about what he did Saturday, and he was unequivocal about wantingto stay in Chicago. Rumors circulated evenbefore his slice-and-dice episode that he might be on the move if the sliding White Sox could get enough for him before the Aug. 1 non-waiver deadline.MORE: Worst clubhouse cancers”I’d like to stay with this group of guys and make a push for the playoffs because I love those guys, he told reporters, per, after losing to the Cubs 3-1.The Pale Hose (50-52)aren’t looking like contenders, which is why Sale, third baseman Todd Frazier and other veteran Sox have been dumped into the rumor mill. Sale will continue to be pursued by teams that want to add the 27-year-old left-hander, and will live with future outbursts so long as he remains an ace on the mound.There’s no doubt my emotions have got me to this point, Sale told reporters.I wouldn’t be the same person without them but stuff happens. Move on. We have an unbelievable group of guys in that clubhouse. We’ll just push forward.”FAGAN: Where do Sale, White Sox go from here?After Thursday’s lo s,Sale is now 14-4 with a 3.17 ERA and 133 strikeouts in 139 innings this season. His next scheduled start, a suming the Sox don’t skip another starter’s turn, is Wednesday in Detroit.Oh, and that’s a suming he’s still with the White Sox, too. That’s a safe a sumption, because the Sox’srumoredasking price is rightly prohibitive.Then again, if the South Siders want to, um, cut bait, Sale might be in anotheruniform on that day. The acquiring team just better hope the uniform fits right.



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