SP - BOS - IL60
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.
Chris Sale (elbow) told reporters that he will be out of his arm cast on Thursday.
That is when he'll begin his rehab process. Sale just underwent Tommy John surgery the other week so he'll be sidelined for all of 2020. The 31-year-old southpaw will have to begin his rehab process at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Chris Sale underwent Tommy John surgery on Monday.
Sale underwent Tommy John surgery on Monday and will miss the entire 2020 season. He has been bothered by elbow issues since the second half of last year. Sale owned a 4.49 ERA while striking out 218 across 147 1/3 innings in 2019.
Red Sox ace Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced on Thursday.
This is the news that everyone was afraid of, and it is something that Sale and the Red Sox were trying to avoid since last summer. Sale will now miss the entire 2020 season (whenever it starts) and likely the beginning of the 2021 season. In 2019, Sale struck out 218 batters over 147 1/3 innings with a 4.40 ERA.
Red Sox ace Chris Sale has resumed a throwing program in Fort Myers after being shut down earlier in the month due to what was ultimately diagnosed as a strained flexor tendon in his left forearm, according to a report from Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.
Sale has been dealing with forearm and elbow issues since last year, and there continues to be an underlying concern that he will ultimately need Tommy John surgery. If he does not and rest and rehab work, then Sale could be one of the MLB players who benefits from the delay of the start of the regular season.