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Red Sox ace Chris Sale avoids Tommy John surgery

first_img#RedSox Medical Update on Chris Sale: pic.twitter.com/E8pWMw5y8f— Red Sox (@RedSox) August 19, 2019Sale has had a rough season and has posted a 6-11 record and a career-high 4.40 ERA. He’s allowed 24 home runs in 147 1/3 innings, which is a far cry from his 2018 campaign. Even though he was hurt last season with a shoulder injury, he still had a 2.11 ERA and helped lead the Red Sox to the World Series. Related News Sale will be shut down from throwing for “a period” of time and will be re-evaluated in six weeks, which could end his season.  Chris Sale received some mixed news about his injured arm.The Red Sox pitcher likely won’t need Tommy John surgery after he visited Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion. But, he was diagnosed with inflammation in his left elbow and underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection, the team announced Monday.  MLB wrap: Zack Greinke gets 200th career win as Astros top A’s Yankees adopt Brett Gardner’s dugout antics for new celebration The injury comes months after Sale signed an extension that starts in 2020, which is for five years and worth $145 million. He will be paid a base salary of $15 million this season.Ryan Brasier was recalled to fill Sale’s spot on the 25-man roster. Braves’ Ronald Acuna reacts to being pulled from game for not hustlinglast_img

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