Elbow surgery → rib fracture → finger fracture Chris Sale, this time shoulder inflammation

Boston’s left-handed fireballer Chris Sale (34) of the Major League Baseball in the U.S. went down again with an injury.

On the 3rd, the Boston club put him on the 15-day injured list (IL), saying, “As a result of a close examination, inflammation was found in Sale’s shoulder.”메이저사이트

On this day, at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Sale met with reporters from local media such as the AP and said, “I feel bad to have this feeling. I started playing baseball again in a good mood, but I was put in a difficult situation.”

He said, “(The surgery) elbow is fine,” and “now I have no choice but to overcome it. I will rise again,” he promised.

Sale is the best left-handed fastball pitcher in the league, throwing a fastball with a top speed of 161 km/h and a sharp-curling slider. From 2012 to 2018, he posted more than 10 wins every year, and participated in the All-Star Game without missing a single one during this period. In 2018, he wore a championship ring while leading Boston to a World Series victory.

However, Sale suffered from various injuries after signing a long-term extension contract with Boston for five years and $145 million (about 190 billion won).

He was out of the season in August 2019 complaining of elbow pain, and in April 2020 he underwent elbow ligament joint surgery.

Returning in August 2021, he recorded 5 wins and 1 loss with an average ERA of 3.16 that year, showing the possibility of a comeback.

In the second game after returning, against the New York Yankees on July 18, the little finger of his left hand was broken by a batted ball. He committed to rehabilitation, but broke his right wrist while cycling in August of that year, and his season was cut short.

This season, he was included in the opening roster and digested the starting rotation, but he started against Cincinnati on the 2nd and was knocked out early in the 4th inning due to shoulder pain, and the next day he was listed on the IL.