BOSTON — Red Sox left-hander Chris SaleChaim Bloom, chief baseball officer, stated that Chaim suffered a setback during his recovery from the fractured ribcage he sustained in late February. He made this statement before Saturday's game versus the Philadelphia Phillies. Chicago White Sox.
Bloom explained that Bloom's throwing was halted for a short time because of a small medical issue.
He added, “It is not baseball-related.” “He should be back throwing within a matter of hours.”
Bloom responded to a question regarding whether this will allow Sale to return to the 60-day injured waiting list in early June. He said that he hoped to see him back when he was eligible. I believe we're only talking a few weeks later — that's for him to return to the major leagues.
In March 2019, Sale was signed by the Red Sox to a $145 million, five-year contract. After that, he was just 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA for '19. He had Tommy John surgery in March 2020.
In just nine games, he was 5-1 and had a 3.16 ERA.
Bloom also spoke out about the poor start of the Red Sox (10-17), which had lost 12 of their previous 16.
He believed that Boston's weakness was primarily Boston's poor offense. The team ranked 25th in the majors for runs per game as of Saturday.
He said, “The record speaks for itself.” “We thought and still think that that would be a strength. We haven't quite reached that point yet. It has been a mixed bag in the lineup. We expect a lot from our guys, but there are a lot of guys who don't perform as expected.
The surprise success of the Red Sox last season was their win in a wild card game against the Yankees. They also beat AL East champion Tampa Bay four times in the divisional round. Houston lost six games in this AL Championship Series. They were nine games behind first-place Yankees when they entered Saturday.
“That's real. Bloom said that the Red Sox have dug themselves a grave, and that's no surprise. “We haven’t played well. Panic is not going to help. We must play better. This is what we've done. There is a difference between urgency and panic. We must show more urgency.
Bloom stated that LHP James PaxtonA patient undergoing Tommy John surgery experienced “little bumps in the road”, a sore elbow. We had examined it. It doesn't seem to be anything serious. LHP Rich HillAlex Cora, the manager, stated that a player who was placed on the COVID-19-related injured list on Friday, had tested positive.