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Bits: Chris Sale baffles Rays

Updated: May 30, 2012, 9:48 AM ET
By Eric Karabell

Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale struck out 15 Tampa Bay Rays Monday, allowing one run in 7 1/3 innings. Sale's strikeout potential is intriguing, and while the team's concerns about his pitching elbow could pose issues later in the year, this isn't a typical sell-high option. It remains, however, hard to imagine Sale approaching 175 innings after throwing 71 last season.

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