June 16, 2021

Chris Sale To Undergo Tommy John Surgery (MLB Trade Rumors)

Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery, as per a team announcement.  Sale will be out of action for roughly the next 12-15 months, as per the usual recovery timeline, and will miss all of the 2020 season.

The news less than three weeks after Sale was diagnosed with a flexor strain, following some elbow soreness in his throwing elbow.  Sale only resumed throwing yesterday, though it’s fair to assume that he experienced further discomfort that resulted in today’s decision.

The Red Sox press release didn’t include any actual date for Sale’s surgery, and Joel Sherman of the New York Post speculated that it could perhaps be some time before Sale actually goes under the knife, given how elective medical procedures are increasingly being canceled (both in the United States and all around the world) in order to give hospitals and doctors more time to focus on the coronavirus pandemic.  It’s also worth wondering if the uncertainty surrounding how much (or any) of…

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