Season on the Brink – Red Sox Place Sale on the 10 Day Injured List
With the Red Sox fighting to somehow finish with one of the two wild card playoff spots, the news was decimating from Fenway Park Saturday afternoon, when the Boston Red Sox placed Chris Sale on the 10 Day Injured List with left elbow inflammation.
Sale who had a MRI Saturday was placed on the list, retroactive to August 14th. General Manager Dave Dombrowski said doctors would further review the results.
Sale was 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA (72 ER/147.1 IP) in 25 starts this season. In his last two outings, Sale has allowed five runs in 14.2 innings (1.84 ERA) with 25 strikeouts and two walks.
To take Sale's spot on the 25 man roster, the Red Sox recalled Ryan Brasier from Triple A - Pawtucket. Brasier has posted a 4.24 ERA (19 ER/40.1 IP) with seven saves in 44 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season. He has also made 10 appearances with Pawtucket and owns a 0.96 ERA (1 ER/9.1 IP) with a .182 opponent batting average and 0.75 WHIP. In his last three minor league outings, he has allowed zero runs and zero hits with seven strikeouts in 3.0 innings.
The Red Sox take on Baltimore Saturday night with the 1st pitch at 7:10. You can listen to the game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle.