Boston Red Sox left-handed fireballer Chris Sale (34), who left due to injury, is not expected to return early. First half is out.스포츠토토
Boston said on the 10th (Korean time) that “Sale has a stress response in the left shoulder blade.” As a result, Sale was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. If he returns after rehab, it’s likely only in early August.
According to MLB.com, Sale will not have surgery. However, for at least a month, he cannot pitch at all.
Boston coach Alex Cora said, “Now we have to be patient. We don’t have surgery. This is huge for us. Now we have to be patient and see what’s going on over the next four or five weeks.”
Sale started against the Cincinnati Reds on the 2nd, but was knocked out early due to shoulder pain in the 4th inning. A day later, on the 3rd, as a result of the examination, his shoulder inflammation was found, and he was put on the injured list.
A week has passed since then. But far from getting better, he got worse. It’s a sign of a stress response in his shoulder blades.
Sale was the best left-handed fastball pitcher in the league. He threw a fastball with a maximum speed of 161 km/h. From 2012 to 2018, he scored more than 10 wins for 7 consecutive years, and during this period, he never missed an All-Star game attendance stamp. The highlight was 2018. He went 12-4 with a 2.11 earned run average in 27 games, leading Boston to the World Series championship. In the postseason, he appeared in five games and posted a 4.11 earned run average with one win in 15⅓ innings.
But he went downhill from 2019. Ahead of the 2019 season, Sale signed a long-term extension contract with Boston for five years and $145 million (about 190 billion won), but in August 2019, he complained of elbow pain and was out of the season, and in April 2020, he underwent elbow ligament joint surgery. suffered from various injuries, including
After a long rehabilitation period, Sale returned in August 2021 and showed the possibility of a comeback with a 3.16 ERA that year with 5 wins and 1 loss.
But the bad luck continued. He suffered a stress fracture in his rib in 2022 spring camp that knocked him out of power and missed the first half. In the second game after his return, against the New York Yankees on July 18, his left little finger was hit by a batted ball and broke.In August while he was undergoing rehabilitation, he broke his right wrist while riding a bicycle, ending the season as it was.
This season, he was included in the starting roster and digested the starting rotation, but the evil spirit of his injury came to him again. He went 5-2 with a 4.58 earned run average in 11 games and 59 innings.