- Height / Weight
- 6' 6" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/30/1989 (30)
- Florida Gulf Coast
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (elbow) had his follow-up exam with Dr. James Andrews, who administered a platelet-rich plasma injection into Sale's elbow in August, before Thanksgiving. The results were positive and Sale is now in the clear to start throwing with an eye on taking part in spring training next year. The left-hander last pitched on Aug. 13 before being shut down for the season with elbow inflammation. The 30-year-old is certainly an injury risk with a lot of miles (1,629 2/3 career innings) on his left arm, but he could bounce back to being an elite fantasy starter in 2020 if he can put his elbow issues in the past. Factor in the risk when deciding on Sale in the early rounds.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (elbow) will be officially shut down for the next six weeks of action. Sale will be given a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow, so he won't pitch again in the regular season. He'll finish the season with a 4.40 ERA and 218/37 K/BB ratio across 147 1/3 innings in 25 starts. Fantasy owners can go ahead and drop Sale since he's done for the rest of the 2019 season.
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (elbow) likely avoided Tommy John Surgery, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.com. Sale met with Dr. James Andrews on Monday, who confirmed inflammation in his left elbow. There is no direct timetable for his return but with how Boston's season has played out, it wouldn't be surprising for the team to very precautious with his rehab. For now, you should hold onto Sale, but if any news breaks that he will be shut down for the season, he can be dropped in all redraft formats.