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Report: Sale Sent To Bullpen Due To Arm Soreness

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Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the spring training game at Camelback Ranch on March 29, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — White Sox pitcher Chris Sale is being sent to the bullpen because of a sore elbow, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Sale, 23, will now be a closer for the Sox. The lefty has a 3-1 record with a 2.81 ERA.

Sale, 23, learned the news in a closed-door session with manager Robin Ventura.

“We’re doing it because we feel it’s best for him, his career and his health,” pitching coach Don Cooper told the Tribune. “It’s the best way to keep him healthy and strong.”

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