‘Glass-bodied’ Chris Sale hits the disabled list again…this time with shoulder inflammation

It’s hard to shake the “glass body” stigma. Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Chris Sale (34, Boston Red Sox) is no exception.

On March 3, the Red Sox placed him on the 15-day disabled list, saying that “further examination revealed inflammation in Sale’s shoulder”. “I came back to baseball feeling good,” Sale said, “but I’m in a tough spot. Sale made a start against the Cincinnati Reds on April 2, but left the game in the fourth inning with shoulder pain.

Sale is a left-handed, hard-throwing pitcher. He had seven straight seasons of double-digit wins starting in 2012. However, he has been plagued by injuries almost every year since moving to Boston. In August 2019, he injured his left elbow, which required ligament splicing surgery the following year, and in spring training in 2022, he missed the first half of the season with a broken rib. In his second game back, he was hit in the pinky finger by a pitch and left again, and 안전놀이터 he fractured his right wrist while riding his bike.

In the meantime, Sale, now in his mid-30s, has been a regular in the starting rotation this season, but he hasn’t been quite the same: He’s 5-2 with a 4.58 ERA in 11 starts.

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