Red Sox activate Sale for Sunday start
Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was activated from the 10-day disabled list to start against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
Right-hander Brandon Workman was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in a corresponding move.
The Red Sox placed Sale on the DL on July 31 with mild left shoulder inflammation, believing at the time it would be a short stint. Brian Johnson has held his place in the rotation in the interim.
Manager Alex Cora, after watching Sale throw a 50-pitch simulated bullpen session earlier this week, said the hurler will have more rest worked into his schedule through the rest of the regular season.
Cora said Saturday that Sale would be limited to 100 pitches on Sunday, per ESPN.
Sale, 29, is 11-4 in 22 starts this season, leading the American League with a 2.04 ERA and 207 strikeouts in 141 innings.
Sale last pitched on July 27, tossing six scoreless innings and allowing three hits and two walks while striking out 10 in a no-decision against the Minnesota Twins. He hasn't allowed a run in his past three starts, and only one in his last six.
--Field Level Media
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