MLB: Red Sox LHP Chris Sale (shoulder) placed on IL


Share post:

The Boston Red Sox placed oft-injured left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on the 15-day injured list due to left shoulder inflammation on Friday.

Sale left his start Thursday night against the Cincinnati Reds after 3 2/3 innings due to soreness in his pitching shoulder. He had allowed one run on five hits while walking one and striking out six.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Sale had an MRI Friday morning and the results were not back yet.

Since making at least 25 starts in each of his first three seasons with Boston, Sale’s career has been riddled with injuries. Thursday marked just his 22nd start since the beginning of the 2021 season, after he missed the entirety of the COVID-shortened 2020 campaign after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Last season was also a disaster, as Sale began 2022 on the 60-day injured list due to a rib stress fracture. He returned in July, only to fully get through one start. In his second outing, Sale took a comebacker on the mound and fractured the pinkie finger on his pitching hand.

The Red Sox then announced in August that Sale had surgery on his right wrist after a biking accident.

“It sucks,” Sale told reporters in Boston Friday. “I was actually kind of getting used to sitting in front of you guys talking about good stuff. It’s been a rocky road. I felt like I was over the hump. I really did. I felt like I was back to being myself. And for something like this to happen, it’s obviously deflating.”

Sale is 5-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 11 starts this season. He’s thrown 71 strikeouts to just 15 walks in 59 innings.

In a corresponding move, Boston reinstated right-handed starter Corey Kluber from the paternity list.

–Field Level Media


Related articles

MLB: Trevor Bauer, sexual assault accuser settle lawsuits

Former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer and a woman who accused him of sexual assault in 2021...

MLB: Brewers rely on depth in wild-card series vs. improved D-backs

The Milwaukee Brewers will turn to ace right-hander Corbin Burnes when the National League Central champions host the...

MLB: Angels will not bring back manager Phil Nevin

The Los Angeles Angels announced Monday that manager Phil Nevin will not return for the 2024 season. Nevin's contract...

MLB: Brewers RHP Brandon Woodruff (shoulder) out for wild-card series

Milwaukee right-hander Brandon Woodruff will not pitch in the National League wild-card series against the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks...


Get the most important breaking news and analyses for Free.

Thank you for subscribing

Something went wrong.