Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been released from Mass General Hospital and will rejoin the team before Game 3 of their American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros, the team announced Monday.
Hospitalized around 2 a.m. on Saturday night, just hours after he threw four innings in Boston’s Game 1 loss to the Astros, the team termed the illness to be of the stomach variety, noting that the 6-foot-6 lefty began throwing up shortly after his outing.
It could perhaps explain some of Sale’s struggles in the start, too, as he walked four batters and surrendered two runs over four innings and didn’t look anything like himself throughout the brief appearance.
With a day off today between Game 2 and 3, the Red Sox have also said that they have not decided their exact plans for Sale, who is projected a now-necessary Game 5 at Minute Maid Park, just yet.
“We’ll see how [Sale] feels physically, and then after that we’ll decide what we’re going to do,” said Red Sox manager Alex Cora. “He’ll be here [Tuesday] and hopefully physically he’s ready to go, and we’ll decide when he pitches.”