VIDEO: Red Sox Provide Update On Status Of LHP Chris Sale

The Boston Red Sox are surprising some this season with their play and it turns out their roster may be getting a boost sometime soon. LHP Chris Sale could be traveling with the team as his return from the IL looms.

Sale had Tommy John surgery roughly 15 months ago and has been throwing bullpen sessions at Fenway park anticipating his long awaited return. Sale has been one of the most dominant pitchers of his era and adding him to the rotation will be huge for the Red Sox. While 2019 was a down year for the lanky lefty going 6-11 it was obvious he was pitching through pain and should be back to 100% now after TJ surgery. Before his forgettable season in 2019, Sale was 29-12, including two All-Star appearances and top-5 voting for the Cy Young both seasons.

His manager Alex Cora had this to say about the anticipation of Sale's return for his ball club:

He's gonna be with us this homestand. He might travel with us. He's throwing a bullpen today. ... He is in a great place. He feels great, he's excited for what happened this weekend, obviously excited about where we are. The way he put it is like, 'Man when I come back, what am I gonna do? I'm throwing the ball well.' You don't have to worry about that. Just get healthy, be ready, and I know he's going to contribute
Boston is currently on a five-game winning streak that includes a three-game sweep of the division-rival New York Yankees. They're a half-game back of the first-place Tampa Bay Rays with a 37-23 record.

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