Red Sox Star Pitcher Has Positive Outing Monday, Back Soon

Chris Sale will make another rehab start for the Red Sox' Florida Complex League affiliate later this week.

According to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, Sale will then head to one of the Red Sox' full-season affiliates, either Double-A Portland or Triple-A Worcester, to continue his rehab assignment. 

The thirty-three year old allowed one run over one inning of work Monday is his first rehab start. Nothing impressive, however the lefty touched 97 mph on his fastball which is a very positive sign. His one strikeout on the night came against Rays' rehabbing player Wander Franco. 

Sale is working his way back from a stress fracture in his right ribcage as well as a non-baseball health concern, which have kept him out all season

Last season, fresh off his Tommy John surgery, Sale appeared in 42 innings for the Red Sox posting a 3.16 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 52 strikeouts with a 5-1 record. 

It has not yet been determined what role Sale will play when he returns, however Red Sox fans should be excited to see their former ace back on the mound soon.

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