Originally Posted by DirtySox
Supposedly a reason the terms were so agreeable was that the Sox agreed to give a chance for Sale to join the bullpen this year. Chris will report to W-S with hopes of being promoted to Charlotte by July and to Chicago in August. He will than return to starting in the AFL with a chance to break camp with the Sox next year as a SP.
The Hell with August. Bring him up
Seriously, the quicker the better. Since there appears to be some concern about his motion, just let him be the LOOGY for the rest of this year.
That wouldn't give him enough innings to damage his arm, no matter how bad his mechanics might be.
The funky motion might make him really hard to hit, if he isn't over exposed.
He's supposed to have really good control, and two plus Big League pitches. That just might work as a LOOGY.
He wanted a chance to get to the Majors this year, so I say give it to him. Apparently, he has plenty of self confidence.
If he flops, then there is always "plan B". Let him go down to the Minors and prepare to be a starter next year.
The Sox will have fulfilled their obligation to give him a shot at the Majors this year.
It looks like a win - win situation to me.