BOSTON (AP) – The Red Sox placed lefty Chris Sale on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation Friday, another blow for the seven-time All-Star pitcher as he reasserts himself as a reliable member of the rotation. tries to install. ,
“It’s like a stomachache,” Sale told a group of reporters before Friday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, which was postponed due to rain. “I hate feeling like that. I started enjoying baseball again. Now I go back to what’s not fun and what sucks.
A day after being pulled from the start of the fourth inning, Sale told reporters that doctors were not sure what the injury was. However, he was confident that he would not need surgery.
Acknowledging his past problems with injuries, he recalled that he has always bounced back and will once again.
Sale, 34, who hasn’t had an injury-free season since 2017, left his Thursday start against Cincinnati in the fourth inning after a couple of visits to the mound by the medical staff. He had an MRI done on Friday morning and the team was waiting for the results.
“We don’t know where we are, but it’s possible he could go on the disabled list,” Puerto Rican manager Alex Cora said before the postponed game.
Sale has been on the disabled list each of the past five seasons, missing the 2020 season entirely while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
The team reinstated right-hander Corey Kluber from the paternity list to payroll.