Published: Jun 08, 2010 3:15 AM EDT
Updated: Jun 08, 2010 12:16 AM EDT

The Chicago White Sox selected Sale with the 13th overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night.

"I'm excited," said Sale. "They called my name and then they called me up and welcomed me to the White Sox organization. I was expecting to go in some places and when those didn't work out, it was kind of up in the air. I had no idea where I was going to land but from what I hear Chicago is a great place and I'm excited to meet everyone and get going."