White Sox Not Planning Any Extra Rest For Chris Sale

The Chicago White Sox don't plan to limit starting pitcher Chris Sale's workload in any way during the final few weeks of the regular season, as Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago reports. The White Sox have been somewhat cautious with the young lefty this year, but they're not going to limit him with a possible postseason spot on the line.

The 23-year-old has been flat-out dominant this season for Chicago, posting a 2.93 ERA with 162 strikeouts and 43 walks over 163 innings of work. Manager Robin Ventura has worked to give Sale extra days of rest at various points throughout the season, but he told reporters that he won't necessarily continue doing that.

Beyond Sale's youth, his relative inexperience as a starter is another source of concern for the White Sox. After spending the 2011 season as a relief pitcher, building up the arm strength and durability to handle a spot in the rotation can be taxing.

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