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Sale stronger following his rotation return

Sale stronger following his rotation return

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Sale stronger following his rotation return
CHICAGO -- White Sox lefty Chris Sale played long toss on Sunday and went through his normal shoulder program the day after his five-inning return to the starting rotation.

Sale said that he usually feels more of the soreness on Day 2 after a start, but believes his rotation layoff since May 1, with one relief outing mixed in, helped him to feel stronger.

"I definitely feel a lot better on this Day 1 than the last few," Sale said. "Just trying to build up and stay up on things and making sure we dot all the I's and cross all the T's."

In a Sunday morning conversation with MLB.com, Sale also made clear that his personal petition to return to the rotation presented directly to general manager Ken Williams came after a meeting with manager Robin Ventura and his staff in Detroit.

Sale was told of his change from starter to closer last Friday in Detroit, but requested a meeting with Ventura and his staff that next day to plead his case, and was then given the opportunity to talk with Williams.

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