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Royals Vs. White Sox Preview: Chris Sale Back As Starter After Clean MRI

Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale got good news on his recent MRI, and after general manager Ken Williams announced the results came back "clean and pristine" on Friday, Sale returns to the mound as a starter on Saturday. The lanky lefty was removed from the rotation last week with "elbow tenderness," but he didn't seem too happy about being shifted into the bullpen. In fact, Sale's agent, B.B. Abbott told Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune on Friday -- before the results of the MRI were revealed -- "I am extremely concerned about the way the White Sox have approached this entire situation with Chris and his future. It is his future, isn't it?"

Snap to Saturday, and Sale (3-1, 2.73 ERA) is back in the rotation and he will make his first-ever start against the Kansas City Royals, opposite Luke Hochevar (2-3, 9.00 ERA). It will be interesting to see if Sale is on a tighter pitch count for this game, or if his slider usage -- which was high in his early starts this season, and a source of speculation regarding his elbow pain -- will decrease at all.

Here is the basic information that will help you find the broadcast on Saturday:

Game Date & Time: Saturday, May 12, 6:05 p.m. CT

Location: U.S. Cellular Field; Chicago, IL


Radio: AM 670 The Score

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