Chris Sale’s fashion critique is a costly one.
@BallparkHunter @keithbroook pic.twitter.com/Iesr1ENWE2— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) July 23, 2016
The suspension, which began Saturday and runs through Wednesday, was prompted with Sale’s decision to express his opinion of the 1976 throwback uniforms with collars by, according to FanRag Sports, cutting them up with a knife so that they could not be worn.
When the situation escalated to a member of the front office, Sale was scratched from Saturday’s start and sent home from U.S. Cellular Field. According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, Sale thought the uniforms were uncomfortable and that the team was putting “PR and jersey sales” ahead of victories.
Verducci just said on @FS1 telecast that what Sale did is insubordination. Part of Uniform Player Contract. He does not set workplace rules.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 24, 2016
Sale, who is 14-3 with a 3.18 ERA, leads the American League in strikeouts with 274 and was the topic of hot rumors ahead of the Aug. 1 trade deadline.