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41 Chris Sale SP

Boston Red Sox

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May 5, 2021 12:20 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Throws off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since March 1, 2020, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

He only threw a few pitches, but it was nonetheless a big step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Along his road to recovery, Sale was delayed by neck stiffness and COVID-19 in January along with a minor back injury in spring training. There's no timetable for Sale's return to game action, but he's making strides in the right direction.

May 1, 2021 04:20 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Yet to resume mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) hasn't yet resumed throwing off a mound, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

Sale was recently sent to Florida to continue his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, but he's still been limited to throwing off flat ground. Although Sale has reportedly been increasing his throwing intensity in recent weeks, it's not yet clear when he'll be able to resume mound work.

April 26, 2021 04:48 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Heading to Florida
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) will head to Florida on Monday to continue his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

Sale has been working with the team in Boston, mostly playing catch. The organization doesn't have a timetable for when the left-hander will resume throwing off a mound, though that will likely happen soon now that he's heading to extended spring training.

April 20, 2021 03:36 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Rehab advancing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow), who threw in the outfield at Fenway Park on Tuesday, will head to Florida to continue his rehab Sunday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

He has not advanced to mound work yet, but Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe noted that he was throwing with some fervor prior to Tuesday's game. Sale seems to be getting stronger and is closing in on advancing to mound work.

April 8, 2021 04:20 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Extends throwing distance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) has advanced to throwing off flat ground from 120 feet but has yet to get back on a mound, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Sale is expected to return from Tommy John surgery sometime in the middle of this season, as he underwent the procedure last March, but the Red Sox haven't offered any specific timeline. He's behind schedule due to a pair of setbacks, though neither one was arm-related, as he battled neck stiffness and then COVID-19 over the winter.

April 1, 2021 01:36 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: More flat-ground throwing awaits
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Thursday that Sale (elbow) will remain limited to throwing off flat ground as he shifts his rehab program from Florida to Boston, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.

Sale traveled north with the team for the start of the regular season, but he may return to the Red Sox's training facility in Fort Myers once he reaches the point in his rehab from Tommy John surgery where he's deemed ready to face hitters. Before that happens, he still has a major hurdle to clear in getting back on the mound. Cora said that Sale remains without a clear timeline to resume throwing bullpen sessions, making it difficult to predict when or if the southpaw will pitch for Boston in 2021.

March 20, 2021 03:32 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Not yet ready for mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale is behind schedule in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and has yet to throw off a mound due to setbacks unrelated to his elbow, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM on Friday.

Sale is a year removed from the procedure, at which point most pitchers have advanced to mound work. The southpaw isn't there yet, as he dealt with neck stiffness over the winter and then came down with COVID-19. While those setbacks might ultimately delay his timeline somewhat, it's certainly a positive that nothing has gone wrong with his arm thus far. Sale remains without a precise timeline for his return to game action.

February 27, 2021 10:04 AM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Stretching out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) will stretch his flat-ground throwing program out to 90 feet Saturday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.

Sale, who has not yet thrown off a mound, continues to work his way back from Tommy John surgery last March. While he has no set timetable for returning, the left-hander is expected to pitch at some point during the 2021 season.

February 18, 2021 03:44 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Placed on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday.

Sale was expected to miss the first several months of the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March of 2020, so his placement on the injured list is simply procedural and will clear up a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander John Schreiber, who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move. Sale experienced some neck stiffness in early February but remains on track in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

February 18, 2021 10:36 AM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Elbow remains on track
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale's elbow remains on track in his recovery from Tommy John surgery despite a setback in his rehab due to neck stiffness, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Sale had been planning on throwing a bullpen by the end of January, but the neck setback means he's still yet to do so. The delay presumably pushes back his overall timeline, though he doesn't appear to have a clear one. He underwent the procedure back in March of last year, so a typical recovery timeline would place his return to game action sometime in the middle of the upcoming season.

February 4, 2021 10:16 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Experienced neck stiffness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) was forced to modify his rehab program after suffering from neck stiffness, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

The team's chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom clarified that the setback was not directly related to Sale's recovery from Tommy John surgery. Even so, he admitted that the injury did push back Sale's timetable to return to the mound. More optimistically, there have been no reports of further arm issues for Sale and the neck injury is not expected to change his health status in the long-term.

January 12, 2021 09:32 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Nearing return to mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) is scheduled to throw off a mound in late January, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

The veteran left-hander remains without an official timeline for his return, but a return to mound work represents a significant step in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Sale underwent the procedure in March 2020 and figures to be sidelined for much of the first half of the 2021 campaign, but a more concrete timeline should come into focus and he ramps up his rehab work.

December 15, 2020 03:28 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: No timeline for return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale remains without a clear timeline for his return from Tommy John surgery, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

Sale underwent the procedure in late March. A typical recovery timeline would see him back on a big-league mound sometime in the middle of the 2021 season, though it's difficult to predict his exact return date with any precision. While manager Alex Cora declined to give a timeline for the lefty's return Tuesday, he did note that his recovery was coming along well.

November 11, 2020 03:28 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Doing well in Tommy John rehab
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Wednesday that Sale (elbow) continues to make progress from his Tommy John surgery and could be fully stretched out for starting duty by the middle of next summer, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.

Sale still has several more checkpoints to meet in his recovery from the elbow procedure, but the first seven-plus months of his rehab program appears to have gone according to plan. The southpaw should be ready to throw off flat ground -- if not a mound -- by the end of spring training, but he'll still be ticketed for the 60-day injured list to begin the 2021 campaign.

September 12, 2020 10:36 AM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Playing catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) has been playing catch for the past week, Ian Browne of the MLB.com reports.

Boston manager Ron Roenicke received positive reports about Sale, the left-hander who underwent Tommy John surgery at the end of March. He's not expected to return until the middle of next season.

August 12, 2020 06:24 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Nearing return to throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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 lefty is set to miss the entire 2020 campaign and some of the 2021 season while rehabbing.

June 29, 2020 04:16 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Lands on 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sale (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday.

He will miss the entire season and some of the 2021 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery in late March. This move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster.

April 7, 2020 04:00 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Set to begin rehabilitation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 30, 2020 07:44 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Undergoes Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 19, 2020 05:08 PM
Red Sox's Chris Sale: Set for Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021BOS000.000000000.00000000
2020BOS00---0000000.00000000
2019BOS6114.4025251100147.31238072241337218
2018BOS1242.1127270000158.01023937111434237
2017BOS1782.9032321000214.3165736924843308
2016CHW17103.3332326100226.71908884271745233
2015CHW13113.4131311000208.71858879231342274
2014CHW1242.1726262000174.01294842131139208
2013SEASON11143.0630304100214.31848173231446226
2012SEASON1783.0530291001192.0167666519651192
2011SEASON222.795800081071.0522222622779
2010SEASON211.93210004423.31555201032
Total109733.03023216312151629.31312590548172983742007
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021BOS000---00000---0.0000---
2020BOS000---00000------0---
2019BOS01141071.1000002.2211.08661210.57
2018BOS01161141.0000104.1800.8616178.54
2017BOS01441830.8000003.2080.9718519.07
2016CHW21952270.9000002.2271.03790710.01
2015CHW01661741.0000307.2331.08885410.35
2014CHW21301680.8000103.2050.9666859.26
2013SEASON22121841.2000118.2301.07386610.25
2012SEASON51831731.1000606.2351.13577210.50
2011SEASON379491.6000302.2031.11328810.27
2010SEASON019161.2000001.1851.071929.64
Total14135813951.00743315138.2181.03565449.85
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2010AFA-Winston-Salem Dash 4.04000004232.251.250
2010AAA-Charlotte Knights 6.070000015433.001.167
2014AAA-Charlotte Knights 4.011000011210.000.750
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/181
Birthdate:
03/30/1989
Age:
32
Hometown:
Lakeland, FL
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:

MLB Experience:
10
Awards:

2015: AL Strike Out Leader
2017: AL Strike Out Leader