Chris Sale lands on IL with inflammation in throwing elbow
The Boston Red Sox are getting some worrisome news on the Chris Sale front.
Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reported on Saturday that the seven-time All-Star pitcher has been placed on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his left elbow.
The 30-year-old Sale has had a down 2019, going 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA and missing out on the American League All-Star team for the first time since 2011.
Issues with the throwing elbow are often cause for concern, especially when you consider the shoulder problems Sale has also dealt with in recent years. With the Red Sox quickly fading in the AL playoff race, it seems very possible that Sale may not pitch against this season.