The left-handed starter was not happy with the 1976 throwback uniforms that the White Sox were suppose to wear for Saturday's game. Reports say they felt uncomfortable to him, so he decided to cut up numerous uniforms so the team couldn't wear them. He cut up enough that the White Sox had to resort to the 1983 uniforms for the contest.
Sale also had a non-physical confrontation with the front office over these uniforms. Many around baseball believe that there's more to it than just the uniforms, as the team has dropped into eighth place in the American League Wild Card standings. Recent reports state that the White Sox will not acquire anyone at the deadline, and suggest that both Sale and Jose Quintana are available for other teams.
Both the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers have expressed interest in the lefty, but the White Sox will reportedly ask for a lot in return. Sale is 14-3 with a 3.18 ERA this season, a year after leading the American League with 274 strikeouts.
Sale also started the All-Star Game this season for the American League in San Diego. This recent incident comes as a surprise to many, as Sale has never shown any signs of off-the-field issues. This may have an impact on what teams would give up to acquire a now troubled personality like Sale.