Chris Sale Doesn’t Want To Be Traded, Hopes To Stay With White Sox ‘Forever’

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Will Chris Sale be one of the players moved ahead of this summer’s non-waiver trade deadline? Not if he has anything to say about it.

The Chicago White Sox ace said Wednesday — one day after shutting down the Boston Red Sox in a 3-1 win at Fenway Park — that he has no desire to leave his current situation.

?I?m right where I want to be,? Sale said, via the Boston Herald. ?I plan on being here forever. So I mean, I don?t think they would trade me. I would hope not. I mean, at the end of the day, it?s a business. I understand you got to do what you got to do, what?s best for the team and what not.

?I have a hard time believing that I would be traded, and I really don?t want to (be).?

The Red Sox have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Sale if the White Sox do decide to move the 27-year-old left-hander, who boasts a 12-2 record and 2.83 ERA this season. ESPN.com’s David Schoenfield on Tuesday wrote that Boston would be a “perfect” trade partner given its young core, deep prospect pool and desire to contend for a World Series title in David Ortiz’s final season.

Schoenfield’s suggestion: Ship top prospect Yoan Moncada, Anderson Espinoza, Blake Swihart and either Eduardo Rodriguez or Henry Owens to the Windy City for Sale.

Schoenfield also mentioned the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates as potential suitors for Sale, however, and made sure to note that it is “unlikely” the White Sox will deal him anyway.

It remains to be seen how Chicago will proceed as the Aug. 1 deadline approaches — it entered Wednesday in fourth place in the American League Central, 5 1/2 games out of first — but we now know Sale’s thoughts on the matter.

Thumbnail photo via David Banks/USA TODAY Sports Images

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