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Former Draft Interest Chris Sale Talks Royals

Pitcher Chris Sale was heavily linked to the Kansas City Royals in the weeks leading up to the 2010 MLB draft. The Royals instead with "the bat", as Sale calls the Royals selection on SS Christian Colon, and the White Sox got Sale.

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“We just kind of talked back and forth,” Sale said. “It came draft day, and I got a few phone calls from them, and when the pick came up, we had gotten word they were going with the bat. It didn’t affect me.

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“I’m not trying to serve any revenge or anything like that. It’s nothing like that. I’m just really pleased with where I’m at.”

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Colon is currently in single-A. The White Sox called up Sale on Aug. 4.