Chris Sale SP CWS 3 Days

After Sale (foot) completed Friday's simulated game, White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper said the lefty will only miss one start at the beginning of the season, ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla reports.

Sale apparently made it through the sim game without incident, as he remains on track to make his 2015 debut either Apr. 11 or 12 against the Twins. Jeff Samardzija will start in Kansas City on Opening Day, but Sale's foot injury won't otherwise have much impact on the White Sox's season.

Chris Sale SP CWS 4 Days

Sale (foot) will officially not be the Opening Day starter for the White Sox, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

While it is not a surprise that he will not be ready in time to make that start, it does shed some light on when he could potentially join the rotation. Given his current schedule, April 11 or April 12 are the two most likely days for him make his 2015 debut, unless he has to be skipped a second time through the rotation. He is currently scheduled to pitch a simulated game this Friday.

Chris Sale SP CWS 6 Days

Sale (foot) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and will pitch a simulated game Friday, 670 The Score's Bruce Levine reports.

His schedule now suggests he will start a game of some type on April 1, and again on April 6 if everything goes according to plan. The venue of the April 6 game is to be determined. Theoretically he could pitch Opening Day for the Sox (although probably on a 70-80 pitch limit), given the way his schedule is lining up. Other options include joining the rotation for the fifth or sixth game of the season on April 11 or April 12, respectively.

Chris Sale SP CWS 7 Days

Sale (foot) did some running Monday and will pitch in some type of game situation on Friday, ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla reports.

He is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, and continues to progress in his recovery from the foot injury he sustained earlier in camp. It will be worth checking in to see what he is able to get done Friday, but it's looking like he will be joining Chicago's rotation in mid-April.

Chris Sale SP CWS 9 Days

Sale (foot) appears to be ahead of schedule in his recovery from a right foot injury, CSN reports.

Sale threw a 60-pitch bullpen session Friday, and GM Rick Hahn was pleased with the results. "Sale had a good today," Hahn said. "Sale had a really good day today. He threw a live bullpen session, four sets of 15 and was pretty much full bore in doing that. And he remains on track to not miss significant time." While the Sox have already ruled Sale out for Opening Day, it sounds as though he won't miss much time once the regular season gets underway.

Chris Sale SP CWS 16 Days

Sale (foot) has been throwing off a mound, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

Sale has reported being able to move much more easily and feeling better as he's been doing light mound work and long toss. He's still expected to miss Opening Day, but if all goes well in his recovery, the lefty could miss just one start before making his season debut.

Chris Sale SP CWS 18 Days

Manager Matt Williams indicated Wednesday that Sale (foot) won't be ready for Opening Day, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sale suffered an avulsion fracture and sprained ankle at his home Feb. 27, and the injury will keep him sidelined through the beginning of the season. However, Williams suggested that Sale could be in line to start April 12 against the Twins, which would basically mean he will skip one start before making his debut. It shouldn't cost owners much time, but it's worth noting that his season will be starting a bit later than other aces around the league.

Chris Sale SP CWS 18 Days

Manager Matt Williams indicated Wednesday that Sale (foot) won't be ready for Opening Day, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sale suffered an avulsion fracture and sprained ankle at his home Feb. 27, and the injury will keep him sidelined through the beginning of the season. However, Williams suggested that Sale could be in line to start April 12 against the Twins, which would basically mean he will skip one start before making his debut. It shouldn't cost owners much time, but it's worth noting that his season will be starting a bit later than other aces around the league.

Chris Sale SP CWS 23 Days

Sale revealed Saturday that he has a sprained ankle in addition to the avulsion fracture in his right foot, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports.

Sale stressed that he is on track in his recovery and reiterated that his goal is still not to miss any time, but manager Robin Ventura has already said that the lefty's chances of being ready for Opening Day are "slim." While Sale is keeping up with his strength program and is throwing off one knee, he admitted that it still hurts to put pressure on the foot.

Chris Sale SP CWS 28 Days

Chances are "slim" that Sale (foot) will be ready to start for the White Sox on Opening Day, according to manager Robin Ventura, the Chicago Tribune's Colleen Kane reports.

The avulsion fracture in Sale's right foot will keep him away from baseball activities until the middle of March, and he likely won't have enough time to get ready for the start of the season. In the end, this may only come down to Sale missing one start for Chicago, and with the current information we have, he should still be treated like a No. 1 starting pitcher in fantasy. However, the injury is to his landing foot, which means the White Sox will be careful not to rush his recovery, as the team has greater aspirations this year after a flurry of free agent signings and trades to improve the club. Pitching coach Don Cooper said Carlos Rodon would have a better chance of making the starting rotation out of spring training if Sale is not ready for the start of the season. Jeff Samardzija would be the likely choice to take the ball on Opening Day if Sale is not ready.