Chris Sale says foot is ‘progressing,’ hopes not to miss any regular season

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Chicago White Sox’s Chris Sale throws a ball during a spring training baseball workout Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Injured White Sox pitcher Chris Sale said Saturday that his injured right foot is progressing on schedule and he hopes not to miss any regular season action.

The left-hander said he’s hopeful the injury will not keep him out beyond the initial three-week timetable.

“I’m just doing what I’m told and they keep saying it’s getting better and looking better,” Sale said. “So, no pun intended, a step in the right direction.”

Sale said he’s been throwing from his knees and running through a shoulder program to keep his upper body and arm in shape. He said his arm is “fine” and it can be ready in “a week or two.”

“I feel like I have a pretty good feel for my mechanics and things like that, so it shouldn’t take too long,” Sale said. “I’ve been throwing every day on my knee so I’m keeping it loose. I can’t play long toss or throw bullpens or anything, but we’ll figure that out along the way.”

Carlos Rodon started in Sale’s place in a Cactus League game Friday.

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