Christopher Allen Sale (born March 30, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago White Sox, with whom he made his major league debut on August 6, 2010.

Christopher Allen Sale (born March 30, 1989) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago White Sox, with whom he made his major league debut on August 6, 2010.

A seven-time MLB All-Star from 2012 to 2018, Sale is a two-time American League (AL) leader in strikeouts, including in 2015 and 2017. As of 2017, he is MLB's career leader in strikeout-to-walk ratio (5.33), and reached 1,500 strikeouts in the second fewest innings pitched (1,290).

After reaching 300 strikeouts in a single season for the first time in 2017, he was selected as the AL Sporting News Starting Pitcher of the Year. Although he has yet to win a Cy Young Award, in each of his All-Star seasons, he has placed in the top six.

A video of Chris Sale trashing clubhouse equipment quickly went viral after his lackluster rehab start with the Triple-A Worcester Red Sox on Wednesday night. Since has since admitted he "acted like an idiot," but he did not claim to be 100% responsible for the fallout the video has caused.

"That's their problem for videoing it," Sale told reporters Thursday. "If you want me to act like a normal person, treat me like a normal person. This isn't like, a normal atmosphere. If I was at Bank of America, that wouldn't fly, but this isn't Bank of America."

The incident occurred after Sale allowed a run and walked five batters through 3 2/3 innings against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders. Sale said he hadn't walked five players in a long time, so his frustration got the best of him.

The outburst happened in the tunnel between the team dugout and clubhouse, which Sale said he assumed was a private and safe space for him to let out his emotions.

"I acted like an idiot last night and I've acted like an idiot before," he said. "I've done it in the dugout and I've been told through the years, 'hey, take it to the tunnel.'"

Sale admitted that his behavior was not appropriate and even compared it to a seven-year-old throwing a "temper tantrum." He also said the pressure sometimes gets to him, and that he should not be expected to act perfect all the time.