Chris Sale was a reliever that the White Sox turned into a starter. Not long ago, the White Sox turned him back into a reliever. Not because he wasn't performing - more because he was experiencing a little elbow discomfort.
It was suggested by some that Sale would remain in the bullpen for at least the rest of the season. It was suggested by Sale that, actually, maybe not. So Sale's status with the Sox is just a little bit confusing. But before we can really talk about Sale's future, we have to talk about Sale's future. By which I mean the White Sox need to figure out what's going on in his elbow. Thus:
White Sox have scheduled an MRI on Chris Sales elbow according to Don Cooper, PItching Coach Sirius 209 and XM 89— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) May 9, 2012
It could be nothing, or it could be not nothing. The White Sox just want to rule out anything serious, but you can't know if there's anything serious until you check. How Sale emerges from this exam will in part determine what he does for the rest of the year.