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Boston Red Sox All-Star Sale lands on disabled list

The seven-time All-Star, 5-0 with an 0.23 ERA in his past six starts, hasn't allowed a homer in his past 63 innings, the longest such stretch of his nine-year career.


Reuters 31 Jul 2018, 10:15 PM United States

The Boston Red Sox placed All-Star left-hander Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list due to mild left shoulder inflammation, the team announced on Tuesday.

The move is retroactive to July 28.

"We think it's a short time period," Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said of Sale's projected absence. "He just said it's really been more mounting. It's been something that's bothered him a little bit."

Sale, 11-4 with a 2.04 ERA in 22 starts this season, led the majors in strikeouts (207) and the AL in ERA entering Tuesday.

The seven-time All-Star, 5-0 with a 0.23 ERA in his past six starts, hasn't allowed a homer in his past 63 innings, the longest such stretch of his nine-year career.

The sale last pitched on Friday, tossing six scoreless innings and allowing three hits and two walks while striking out 10 in a no-decision vs. the Minnesota Twins. He hasn't allowed a run in his past three starts.

Right-handed reliever Brandon Workman was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill out the 25-man roster. In 21 appearances this season, Workman is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA and is holding opponents to a .217 batting average.

Left-handed pitcher Brian Johnson (1-3, 3.45) will start Thursday against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park in what would have been Sale's next scheduled start.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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