Chris Sale must be cursed with a voodoo doll or something.
That’s according to Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom, who is convinced there must be something in the universe that’s bothering the well-paid and often injured starting pitcher who will miss the rest of the season. season after sustaining a wrist injury on a bike. accident.
“You couldn’t make that up, could you?” We need to send people to go find whoever has the Chris Sale voodoo doll and get it back,” Bloom mused. “It stinks. It’s such a shame. We’re relieved it’s not worse. Obviously it was quite a tough spill and very happy it’s not worse. It’s been such a bad streak for him and of course for us.
Sale signed a five-year, $145 million extension with the Red Sox that began in 2020. Since then, he has started a total of 11 regular-season games and made three playoff starts.
Sale underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire 2020 season. He later suffered a broken rib and then a broken little finger, both while throwing. He also missed games when he had COVID. Now this bicycle accident.
To complicate matters for Bloom, the Red Sox’s second half was a monsoon.
Since early July, they have gone 11-24. They are now squarely in last place in the AL East, 17 games behind the Yankees for first and 4 1/2 behind the Orioles in fourth place.
New York Post