The Boston Red Sox received good and bad news in regards to their left handed ace Chris Sale, when he went to visit Dr. James Andrews.

According to the release from the Boston Red Sox,

“Sale was evaluated by Dr. James Andrews this morning in Pensacola, Florida. Dr. Andrews confirmed that Sale has inflammation in his left elbow and treated it with a platelet-rich plasma injection. Dr. Andrews also recommended a period of shutdown from throwing. Sale will be re-evaluated in six weeks by Dr. Andrews.”

So, the good news is Chris Sale does not need Tommy John surgery. The bad news is he is lost for the rest of the season.

The Boston Red Sox open a 2 game series at home with the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, August 20th. The pregame begins at 6:10 with the first pitch at 7:10. Hear this and every Red Sox  game on  AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle.