The Boston Red Sox ace, Chris Sale, will undergo season-ending surgery on Monday (August 8) due to a broken right wrist sustained in a bicycle accident.
“On Monday, Boston Red Sox left-handed pitcher Chris Sale underwent an open reduction and internal fixation of a right distal radius (wrist) fracture,” MLB.com wrote. “The procedure was performed by Dr.Matthew at the Newton-Wellesley Outpatient Surgery Center in Wellesley, MA.”
Despite multiple injuries over the past three seasons, Sale (0-1, 3.18 ERA) pitched just 5.2 innings in two Major League starts in 2022, losing to the AL East rival Tampa Bay Rays (3-2) and New York Yankees (13-2).
The Red Sox acquired a Sale from the Chicago White Sox ahead of the 2017 season.
Boston’s world series champion left-hander led the American League in strikeouts during the 2015 and 2017 seasons.
However, Sale has missed time because of injuries for the last three seasons, including the entire COVID-limited 2020 season.
Sale returned to the Red Sox last month after suffering a stress fracture in his right rib cage, sustained during a workout in February following Tommy John’s surgery the previous year.