By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com
Finally, some good news for the Red Sox.
After having three separate doctors look at Chris Sale’s elbow MRI, it has been determined the 30-year-old doesn’t need Tommy John surgery right now.
Instead, its a flexor strain issue that’s causing Sale’s discomfort, according to interim manager Ron Roenicke. Sale will be shut down for a week before he begins throwing again.
This is the second time Sale has been shut down this spring. He had a late start to camp after dealing with a case of pneumonia. The lefty was already expected to start the year on the IL.
Former Red Sox GM Dave Dombrowski signed Sale to a five-year, $145 million contract extension at the start of the 2019 season. That deal kicks in this year.