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.
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.
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