Reporter Kim Joo-hee = Chris Sale (34, Boston Red Sox), who promises to revive, will appear for the first time in this year’s demonstration game.
MLB.com reported on the 2nd (Korean time) that “Sale’s return is imminent.”
On this day, Sale threw 43 balls without any problems in live pitching, where he puts the hitter upright and throws the ball as if it were a real game.
Now, he adjusts his senses in practice by taking the mound for demonstration games.
“Sale will take the mound in an exhibition game against the Detroit Tigers on the 7th,” said Boston coach Alex Cora.
Sale’s most recent appearance was against the New York Yankees on July 18 last year. At the time, his left little finger was fractured after being hit by an attacking ball from opponent Aaron Hicks, and he left the mound with only three runs in ⅔ innings.
To make matters worse, he injured his right wrist in a bicycle accident in August of last year while he was rehabilitating and ended the season as it was. 메이저놀이터
It’s not just last year.
Sale, who once reigned as the best pitcher in the major leagues, including a seven-time All-Star selection, has had to spend more time rehabilitating than playing in recent years.
Sale, who underwent elbow surgery in March 2020 and took the entire season off, returned in the second half of 2021 and went 5-1 with a 3.16 ERA in 9 games.
Ahead of the 2022 season, his start was delayed due to a fractured rib, and he made his first appearance of the season only in July, but left the mound again after two games due to an injury.
His pitching record for the last three years is only 48⅓ innings in 11 games.
As Sale falls into a ‘glass body’, Boston is more concerned about helping him recover.
According to ESPN, Sale came into spring training healthy, but Boston, not wanting to create any problems, is allowing Sale to slowly build up his form.
Sale is expected to digest 2-3 innings in an exhibition game with Detroit.