Red Sox Get Huge Relief With Latest Chris Sale Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Boston Red Sox got a huge relief on the latest Chris Sale injury update.
The Boston Red Sox got a huge relief on the latest Chris Sale injury update. / Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox continue to wait bated breath for a positive update on Chris Sale, who kicked off Spring Training with an unfortunate stress fracture in his rib cage.

Sale has not yet been cleared to begin throwing, but the latest injury update is a big sigh of relief for a Boston squad desperate for his fully healthy return.

Chris Sale Injury Update

Red Sox insider Alex Speier reported that Sale feels good physically, and "doesn't sound like he expects it to be too long until [he is cleared to throw]."

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The seven-time All-Star isn't looking at a lengthy absence, either. Sale told Speier that he won't begin his rehab at "zero" in order to get ready for the season. A shorter ramp-up time and path back to the rotation is music to the ears of Red Sox fans everywhere.

It's certainly been a trying couple of years for Sale. He started only nine games last season after a near two-year absence because of Tommy John surgery.

Boston will also need all of the pitching help they can get. Even after the impressive offseason acquisition of Trevor Story, Boston still ranks just fourth (+500) in odds to win the AL East on FanDuel Sportsbook. The toughest division in baseball shows four of the five teams rank top 14 in World Series odds.

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