Red Sox ace Chris Sale on Thursday declined to talk about the vaccine against COVID, after unvaccinated players were the main topic of conversation over the past week as the team lost two of its three games in Toronto.
Sale went on a 60-day rehabilitation list in March after suffering a stress fracture on his rib cage. Rehabilitation for Portland Sea Dogs began on Thursday. Afterwards, reporters asked if anything had changed – or would change – regarding his vaccination status.
“No,” Sale said. “I just had a lot of fun. Let’s not ruin it, okay? I enjoy this process. I appreciate being where I am and what I do. Today is today. He will come tomorrow. Then we’ll figure it out, man. ”
Sale is one of three Red Sox players known not to have been vaccinated against COVID-19, along with closer Tanner Houck and outside player Jarren Duran, who both missed the series against the Blue Jays.
Alex Cora told reporters he believes things will be different for the Red Sox in September when they return to Toronto to play against the Blue Jays again.
“I do not enter politics. I barely know the Puerto Rican ones, ”Cora said earlier this week. “I believe that September will change from our region. Let’s leave it at that. I bet the dollar will change. ”
Sale underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2020 and missed the 2020 season before returning to rotation on August 14, 2021.
Sale scored four innings, allowing one run and four goals. According to Mass Smith’s Chris Smith, Sale’s fast ball fluctuated between 91-96 miles per hour and reached 96 mph four times.
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