BOSTON (CBS) – Red Sox ace Chris Sale is headed back to the disabled list.
Sale, who was scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, was placed on the 10-day DL Saturday with mild left shoulder inflammation.
Fans had a swift reaction to the news on Saturday, wishing Sale a speedy recovery.
“That’s a bummer. Who’s gonna pitch?” one woman said.
“It’s not good that Sale’s out because he’s our number one pitcher,” one man said.
Racking up 219 strikeouts so far to go with his 1.97 ERA, Sale sports a 12-4 record this year. But in the last several weeks, shoulder issues began to pop up for the lefty.
He was placed on the disabled list July 31 with the same shoulder inflammation. Sale returned on August 12 and struck out 12 of the 16 Baltimore Orioles that he faced.
But the team returned Sale to the DL less than a week later and recalled Brandon Workman from the minor leagues. Sale’s latest DL stint is retroactive to August 15.