In announcing the suspension Sunday, the White Sox acknowledged that Sale is being disciplined in part for "destroying team equipment."
"Chris has been suspended for violating team rules, for insubordination and for destroying team equipment," White Sox general manager said in a statement. "While we all appreciate Chris' talent and passion, there is a correct way and an incorrect way to express concerns about team rules and organizational expectations."
Sale's suspension began Saturday and runs through Wednesday.
The White Sox recalled right-handed pitcher Anthony Ranaudo to take Sale's roster spot during the suspension.