Ventura insists he can work with Sale after uniform flap
FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016, file photo, Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale throws to a Seattle Mariners batter during a baseball game in Seattle. Sale has been scratched from his start against the Detroit Tigers after he was involved in what the team says was a "non-physical clubhouse incident." The White Sox declined to describe the incident, but said it's "currently under further investigation by the club" and that Sale was sent home from the park. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
CHICAGO (AP) Robin Ventura insists he can work with Chris Sale despite the suspended ace's critical comments about the White Sox manager.
Sale is serving a five-day, unpaid ban after he destroyed throwback uniforms the team was supposed to wear for his start Saturday. Sale told MLB.com in a story published Monday that he doesn't regret standing up for what he believed and said Ventura should have stood up for his players.
Ventura shook off the comments Tuesday and supported general manager Rick Hahn's decision to send the left-hander home after the incident.
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Ventura says Sale went ''over the line,'' adding that ''everything that happened in (the clubhouse) I'm going to keep it in there.''