Chris Sale’s Season Might Be Over Before It Starts
Chris Sale had a sucktastic 2019 season. The one bright spot in the Red Sox hurler’s abysmal season is that he managed to reach his 2,000 strikeout. Aside from that? He had his worst season ever, going 6 – 11 with a 4.40 ERA before he had to shut it down six weeks before the end of the season with an elbow injury.
Sale rehabbed that elbow during the off season with hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery. All seemed to be ok until he started throwing this spring and he’s ben instructed to let his elbow rest for a week. For now, Tommy John isn’t out of the question, but the Red Sox and Sale are hopeful that his elbow will heal on its own. The Sox are already in a bit of a shitty position, after the botched Mookie Betts trade and then their main acquisition in that deal, Alex Verdugo, going down with a back injury. Their starting rotation is also completely up in the air.
I have a sneaking suspicion that I’ll be writing about his Tommy John surgery in a few weeks. Stay tuned.