Prior to tonight's game at the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago White Sox reinstated left-hander pitcher Chris Sale from the suspended list. He takes the roster spot of right-hander Anthony Ranaudo, who was optioned to Class AAA Charlotte following last night's game. Sale is scheduled to start tonight's game at Wrigley Field.
Sale, 27, has been on the suspended list since July 23. He is 14-3 with a 3.18 ERA (47 ER/133.0 IP), three complete games, 1.01 WHIP, .216 opponents average and 129 strikeouts over 19 starts with the White Sox this season. Sale ranks among the American League leaders in wins (T1st), complete games (T1st), WHIP (T1st), opponents average (3rd), winning percentage (T4th, .824), quality starts (5th, 13), opponents OPS (6th, .629), IP (7th), strikeouts (7th) and ERA (8th).
Ranaudo, 26, made his White Sox debut last night at Wrigley Field, suffering the loss after allowing three runs on just two hits (both home runs) over 6.2 IP. Ranaudo held the Cubs hitless through the first five innings, and hit his first career home run, a solo shot in the fifth inning. He has gone 5-3 with a 3.20 ERA (28 ER/78.2 IP), two complete games and 53 strikeouts over 13 starts with Charlotte this season.
Following the moves, the White Sox 40-man roster is at 40.