It hasn’t been the greatest few days, but Chris Sale might be a bright spot.

The Boston Red Sox pitcher was able to begin his first throwing program Wednesday afternoon since being diagnosed with a flexor strain in his elbow. While this doesn’t necessarily mean we’re going to see the 30-year-old on a field any time soon, it is a good sign that he was able to begin throwing once again.

For more on Sale’s progression, check out the “Need to Know” video above from “NESN After Hours,” presented by People’s United Bank.

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