Fantasy impact: Chris Sale fractures foot, out 3 weeks
FEB 28, 4:14p ET | Ryan Fowler
Rotowire: Feb 28 / 10:09a ET
News: Sale has suffered an avulsion fracture on his right foot in an accident at home and is expected to miss three weeks, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Impact: This throws Sale's Opening Day availability in doubt, as he'll basically have only one week to prepare for the season. He's still an elite pitcher and shouldn't miss too much time if any after the start of the season, so don't be too worried about drafting him.
Rotowire: Feb 28 / 8:24a ET
News: Sale will start Opening Day for the White Sox, ESPN Chicago reports.
Impact: Sale was the definition of an ace in 2014, leading the league with a 10.8 K/9 and allowing two runs or fewer in 18 of his 26 starts. It comes as no surprise that manager Robin Ventura selected him to start Day 1, and he should be among the AL's elite as long as he is healthy.
StatsLLC: Feb 28 / 12:00a ET
News: Sale has a fracture in his right foot and may miss opening day.
Impact: The team announced Saturday that he's expected to be sidelined at least three weeks. Sale, who was injured in an accident at his home on Friday, had X-rays of his foot Saturday at a hospital in Glendale. He'll have more tests after the swelling goes down. The 25-year-old was 12-4 with 208 strikeouts and a 2.17 ERA last season, finishing third in the American League Cy Young Award voting.