Red Sox place Chris Sale on 60-day injured list with shoulder injury
Boston Red Sox’s Chris Sale has been placed on the 60-day injured list due to a stress reaction in his left scapula, according to the team. The move ensures that Sale, who does not need surgery, will remain on the IL until at least August. However, the team said he will be shut down for three to four weeks, after which he will be re-evaluated. Sale had already been on a 15-day injured list with shoulder inflammation since June 2, after exiting his start against the Cincinnati Reds. Despite the loss of Sale, the Red Sox beat the Yankees, 3-2, on Friday night in The Bronx.
Who is Chris Sale?
Chris Sale is a left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
What is his injury and how long will he be out?
Sale has a stress reaction in his left scapula, which has caused him to be placed on the 60-day injured list. He will remain out until at least August, but does not need surgery. He has been shut down for three to four weeks and will be re-evaluated.
Has Sale been injured before?
Yes, Sale has had several injuries over the past few seasons, missing more than 50 days in each of his last three seasons, including needing Tommy John surgery in 2020.
How has Sale performed this season?
Sale is 5-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 11 outings this season, with 71 strikeouts.
How did the Red Sox perform without Sale?
Despite the loss of Sale, the Red Sox beat the Yankees, 3-2, on Friday night in The Bronx.
Shoulder Injury Sidelines Chris Sale as Red Sox Put Him on 60-Day Injured List
Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale has been transferred to the 60-day injured list due to a stress reaction in his left scapula, the team announced on Friday. Sale, who has struggled with injuries in recent seasons, will be out of action until at least August as a result. While he won’t require surgery, the 34-year-old left-hander will be shut down for three to four weeks before being re-evaluated. “Now we’ve just got to be patient,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. “No surgical procedure, and that’s huge for us.” Sale was initially placed on the 15-day injured list on June 2 due to shoulder inflammation and had to leave his start against the Cincinnati Reds after just 59 pitches. With 71 strikeouts this season, Sale has received Cy Young award votes in seven separate seasons, recording 2,135 strikeouts in 1,737 big league innings. Despite the loss of Sale, the Red Sox beat the Yankees 3-2 on Friday night in The Bronx.