boston red sox Often-injured left-handed pitcher Chris Sale was placed on the 15-day injured list on Friday due to inflammation in his left shoulder.
Sale made his debut Thursday night against the Cincinnati Reds after going 3 2/3 innings due to soreness in his pitching shoulder. He gave up one run on five hits while striking out one run and six.
red Sox Manager Alex Cora said Sel had an MRI on Friday morning and the results haven’t come 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 his 22nd start since the start 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 a rib stress fracture placed Sale on the 60-day injured list beginning 2022. He returned in July, only to get completely through with one start. In his second outing, Sale returned to the mound and fractured the pinky finger on his pitching hand.
red Sox Then announced in August that Sale had surgery on his right wrist after a bike accident.
“It sucks,” Sale told reporters in Boston on Friday. “I really got used to sitting in front of you guys talking about nice things. It’s been a rocky road. I felt like I was over a hump. I really did. I felt like I’m back in you. And for something like that to happen, it’s clearly defiant.”
Sale is 5-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 11 starts this season. He has thrown 71 strikeouts while walking just 15 in 59 innings.
In the same move, Boston reinstated right-handed starter Corey Kluber from the paternity list.
– Field Level Media