The Red Sox placed Sale on the DL on July 31 with mild left shoulder inflammation, believing at the time it would be a short stint. Brian Johnson has held his place in the rotation in the interim.
Sale, 29, is 11-4 in 22 starts this season, leading the American League with a 2.04 ERA and 207 strikeouts in 141 innings.
Sale last pitched on July 27, tossing six scoreless innings and allowing three hits and two walks while striking out 10 in a no-decision against the Minnesota Twins. He hasn’t allowed a run in his past three starts, and only one in his last six.
–Field Level Media