Saturday, March 24, 2018

Chris Sale Leaves Today's Game With Left Hip Contusion

UPDATE: X-Rays negative on Sale's hip
The Red Sox Nation Angst Meter™was revving into the danger zone earlier as Chris Sale was struck on the hip by a line drive in the first inning of today's game. The start was meant to be be the "tune-up" for Sale's Opening Day start against the Rays on Thursday in Tampa. Now, despite typically optimistic spin coming from the Red Sox, that start has to be in doubt. The blast knocked Sale off the mound and seemed to also affect his knee (perhaps twisted in his effort to avoid the shot). The team did say that he will be "further evaluated"—so stay tuned. This could be bad. Or it could be nothing.