As Chris Sale continues to work back from a stress fracture in his ribs in late February, the Red Sox lefty took another step forward in his recovery process and resumed throwing at Fenway Park last week. The throwing session marked Sale’s fifth since he began rehabbing from the injury, but the first public session at Fenway.
“The build back up is going to take some time just because I’ve got to get some innings and get my arm stretched out,” Sale told reporters last week. “But things are on the right path.”
Chris Sale has progressed to throwing in his rehab from a rib stress fracture pic.twitter.com/9iXdCEvk1F— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) April 15, 2022
Sale is moving in the right direction in the rehab process without pain in the affected rib area. While his timeline moves on, Sale’s return, at the earliest, would come in early June, after the Red Sox placed him on the 60-day injured list prior to Opening Day.
Sale has made only 34 starts dating back to 2019, and looks to stay healthy and make an immediate impact with the Boston starting rotation upon his return this summer.