Josh Sale
Gastonia Honey Hunters – No. 28
Outfielder
Born: (1991-07-05) July 5, 1991 (age 30)
Seattle, Washington
Bats: Left Throws: Right

Joshua Ezekiel Gasu Sale (born July 5, 1991) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Gastonia Honey Hunters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.

Career

Sale attended Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, Washington.[1] During his senior year Sale batted .520 with 5 home runs, 6 doubles, and drove in 20 runs. Sale led Washington state with 13 home runs as a junior.[citation needed]

Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays selected Sale in the first round, with the 17th overall selection, of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft.[2] Sale was one of three Seattle area players selected by the Rays in the first three rounds of the draft, the others being Drew Vettleson and Ryan Brett. He made his professional debut in 2011 with the rookie ball Princeton Rays, slashing .210/.289/.346 in 60 games. In 2012, Sale played in 74 games for the Single-A Bowling Green Hot Rods, hitting .264/.391/.464 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI.[3] In August 2012, Sale was suspended for fifty games for the use of banned stimulants.[4] On May 29, 2013, the Rays suspended Sale for conduct detrimental to the organization regarding an incident involving a post on Facebook regarding a visit to a strip club.[5] In 2014, Sale appeared in 90 games for the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs, batting .238/.313/.344 with 4 home runs and 46 RBI. He was suspended yet again in August 2014 for a second drug violation.[6] On February 27, 2015, Sale was released by the Rays organization.[7]

Gastonia Honey Hunters

After spending 2015 through 2020 out of professional baseball, on May 21, 2021, Sale signed with the Gastonia Honey Hunters of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Bishop Blanchet (Seattle) sluggers Jake Lamb and Josh Sale may not have a ton in common off the field, but when it comes to baseball they're on the same page. - ESPN". Espn.go.com. June 16, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/mariners/bishop-blanchet-slugger-josh-sale-selected-by-tampa-bay-with-no-17-pick/
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=sale--001jos
  4. ^ "Fourth Hot Rod suspended by baseball - Bowling Green Daily News: Sports". Bgdailynews.com. August 28, 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  5. ^ "Jose Sale suspended by Tampa Bay Rays - ESPN". Espn.go.com. May 30, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.
  6. ^ "Rays minor leaguer Josh Sale is suspended. Again". August 12, 2014.
  7. ^ Topkin, Marc (February 27, 2015). "Rays right to cut ties with ex-top pick Josh Sale". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved March 1, 2015.
  8. ^ https://www.atlanticleague.com/stats/transactions/