The White Sox announced that Chris Sale suffered an avulsion fracture on the lateral side of his right foot in an accident at his home on Friday. He's expected to miss three weeks, and the Sox won't make any declarations about his Opening Day availability until he's back on a schedule.
According to Colleen Kane's story, Sale seemed to be in good-enough spirits:
"This is a minor setback," Sale said. "I’m not losing any faith. I’m not going to get down on myself. I’m just rehabbing a foot. I’ll be back before no time."
Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Sale was injured while unloading his truck, when he jumped off and landed awkwardly. Sale didn’t provide more details, only joking that he did it while fighting off an intruder in his home.
"Initially I was a little worried, but after the x-rays and all that stuff, it worked out," Sale said. "The best case scenario would have been October 1 (of last year). But I guess it’s as good as it can possibly be. It’s early."
The bright side? The Whiter Sox have three off days in the first two weeks, so they'll be able to rearrange the rotation with a minimum of starts missed should Sale experience a delay.
Also, he didn't have the most embarrassing spring training story today:
#Rays say Belisario was injured getting out of a swimming pool several weeks ago. Won't be ready to start season.— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) February 28, 2015