Boston Red Sox Getting Ace Back This Saturday

The Boston Red Sox are getting their ace back this upcoming Saturday. Chris Sale is going to be activated and will start that same day against the Baltimore Orioles.

Sale has not pitched since August of the 2019 season, so fans will be ecstatic to see him back. Due to ongoing elbow issues, he elected to receive Tommy John surgery in March 2020 to help with his ailments. Now, it appears that he is ready to return. Hopefully, he can be the same dominant pitcher he was before the injury. 

Sale was traded to the Red Sox before the 2017 season and immediately left an impact. He would sport a 17-8 record to go along with a 2.90 ERA. He followed that up with another amazing year, as he had a 12-4 record and 2.11 ERA. Also, he was a monstrous reason why the team would go on to win the World Series that year, as he was lights out during the postseason. 

Before he sat out of the remainder of the 2019 season, his stats noticeably declined. He had a 6-11 record and 4.40 ERA, which was entirely different than his first two seasons. Yet, when seeing as how he was seriously injured and has been a star since his days with the White Sox, a bounce back is likely in order. 

The Red Sox will love to have him back, as they have been struggling as of late. After a bad stretch of games, they are now four games behind the Rays in the division. The Yankees are also heating up and only 2.5 games behind them now. Sale returning really couldn't have come at a better time for Boston because of this. 

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