Chris Sale

#41 SP / Boston Red Sox / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-6 Weight: 181 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws L/L

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    • Sale (elbow) will be out of his arm cast and start rehabbing Thursday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. While speaking with reporters Tuesday -- a little over a week after undergoing Tommy John surgery -- Sale mentioned that he's ready to shed his cast and begin the long rehabilitation process. The lefty is hoping to rehab at jetBlue Park at Fenway South in Fort Myers, Florida, though he can do most of the early-stage work at home if necessary. Sale mentioned that he's "really happy" with where he's at now, as the surgery offered a "definitive answer, a finish line," per Speier. "I've been chasing a ghost for seven months," Sale said.

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    • Sale underwent Tommy John surgery Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports. The surgery should finally allow Sale to move past the elbow issues that bothered him dating back to the second half of last season. He'll miss all of this season, even if the schedule winds up considerably delayed, and should miss a fair portion of the 2021 season as well. According to chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom, Sale's recovery is expected to take around 14-to-15 months, per Bill Koch of The Providence Journal. The southpaw will complete his rehab at his home in Florida.

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    • Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. Sale's elbow troubles date back to last season. Tommy John surgery appeared to be on the table back in August and again when the issue return at the start of this month. The procedure was deemed unnecessary both times, and Sale was able to resume throwing Wednesday. His elbow evidently didn't respond well to Wednesday's session, however, as the decision to have him finally undergo the procedure was made just one day later. With a typical recovery timeline, the lefty will miss all of this season and the start of the 2021 campaign as well.

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    • Sale (elbow) resumed throwing Wednesday at the Red Sox's spring training facility, Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports. The health of Sale's elbow remains up in the air despite the fact that he's able to throw. After three opinions on his flexor strain in early March, it was determined that he didn't need Tommy John surgery, but his elbow will need to continue to progress for that to remain the case. Even if all goes well with his recovery, it will still take some time before Sale is ready for game action, though with Opening Day still up in the air, it's conceivable he could be ready by the time play resumes.

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    • Sale (elbow) is still scheduled to be reevaluated sometime next week despite the suspension of spring training, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports. Sale has dealt with both pneumonia and a flexor strain in his pitching elbow during spring training, but interim manager Ron Roenicke indicated that the team will currently keep his throwing program in place despite the stoppage in play over coronavirus concerns. The southpaw was scheduled to throw Friday before play stopped, and it's unclear whether that session occurred. Sale's reaction to increased usage will likely determine his next steps in his recovery process.

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    YearTeamAPPGSINNWLSKBBIHAERAWHIP
    2019 BOS 25 25 147.3 6 11 0 218 37 123 4.39 1.08
    2018 BOS 27 27 158.0 12 4 0 237 34 102 2.10 0.86
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