Chris Sale said he felt only "normal tightness" in his shoulder after throwing three innings in the rained out game Tuesday. The White Sox decided to start their ace lefty on normal rest Sunday in Oakland instead of moving him up a day to Saturday.
"There is nothing really gained [because] he faces the same teams where you would slot him in at," manager Robin Ventura said. "To give him an extra day is continuing with taking care of him and making sure he feels good when he goes out there."
Sale threw 37 pitches Tuesday night.
"We had a chance to take it out for a real nice test run," pitching coach Don Cooper said. "It was more than a sideline. Let's call it a real good extended sideline. That test run was good. We got it out of the way. It was a break for him and we were losing the game 2-0 so that's a little break for us. And the bullpen guys got another day to regroup with 15 straight days coming up."
Also, second baseman Gordon Beckham will resume playing for AAA Charlotte Thursday and is expected to come off the disabled list in time for the Sox home series against the A's that begins next Thursday, Ventura said.