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Chris Sale, who had Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow last March, will not be ready for the start of the 2021 season according to Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom.
"When he comes back, that's upside. Because we know that's not going to be at the beginning of the season" Bloom added. This isn't surprising news as Sale underwent surgery back in March and TJ recovery can take quite a while. The left-hander will most likely make his season-debut sometime in May if all goes well. If Sale were to stick to that timetable, he could end up being a bargain in deeper league drafts this spring.
Red Sox manager Ron Roenicke says Chris Sale (elbow) has started his throwing program and that his arm feels great.
Roenicke added that Sale still has a long road ahead of him in his return from Tommy John surgery, which is true. It was already reported that Sale was playing catch early in September, so perhaps he has ramped up the intensity a bit as of late. The lanky southpaw is aiming to return within the first couple months of the 2021 campaign.
Chris Sale (elbow) began a throwing program last week.
It's a step in the right direction as the lanky lefty attempts to return from Tommy John surgery. Sale will likely miss the beginning of the regular season next year.
Chris Sale (elbow) is expected to resume throwing in two or three weeks, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Sale is slowly but surely working his way back after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. The 31-year-old lefty will not be ready to pitch until after the 2021 season starts.
The Red Sox have placed LHP Chris Sale on the 60-day injured list.
Sale underwent Tommy John surgery in March and is expected to miss the 2020 season. He did have his cast removed during the Coronavirus pandemic and will continue to rehab in order to pitch sometime during the 2021 campaign.