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Sale: GM lied over LaRoche controversy

Posted: 3:32 PM, Mar 18, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-18 21:21:05Z

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Chicago ace Chris Sale accused general manager Kenny Williams of lying as the team remained in an uproar over the retirement of Adam LaRoche.

LaRoche has said he is retiring after Williams asked that his 14-year-old son, Drake, spend less time around the team. The allegation became public this week, angering players around the major leagues, and Sale had harsh criticism for Williams on Friday.

Sale hung Drake's uniform outside his locker and said Williams lied about the matter and was trying to fix a problem that didn't exist.

He says players were told different stories about why Drake needed to spend less time with the team. Sale said of Williams: "We got bold-faced lied to by someone we're supposed to be able to trust."

White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf says discussions within the team were ongoing and declined comment on what he called "an internal issue."

Outfielder Adam Eaton says he has reached out to the MLB Players Association.