Red Sox Injuries: Updates On Chris Sale, Ryan Brasier

Sale is back down in Florida, and Brasier is making progress


Apr 25, 2021

Things are looking up for Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale.

The Sox starter is headed back down to Ft. Myers soon to continue rehabbing after undergoing Tommy John surgery last year.

For a while, the plan has been for Sale to return at some point this season, and that messaging was echoed by Alex Cora as recently as this week, and reiterated Sunday by pitching coach Dave Bush.

“He’s been feeling great. I just finished throwing with him right before I came in to talk to you guys. He feels great, he’s making a lot of progress,” Bush told reporters over Zoom. “The last month or so that he’s been here with us has been very, very good for him. Mentally and physically he feels like he’s in a very good spot. He’s going back down to Florida and continue with his buildup. I think the mound progression is going to happen somewhat soon, I don’t have an exact date, but he has been adding long toss and adding intensity pretty regularly up here.

“So, he’ll go down to Florida and continue that buildup. He’s moving in the right direction, he’s made a lot of progress in the last five-six weeks. So, I’m excited for him, he feels really good about it. I think he sees the horizon for the first time in a while and he’s excited and ready to go and wants to get back here as soon as he can.”

Bush also offered an update on reliever Ryan Brasier, who has yet to pitch this season due to a calf issue.

“He still has a little ways to go,” Bush said. “He’s in Florida. He is throwing, I don’t believe he’s thrown in any game situations yet, but he is throwing and working back physically. I don’t know what exactly he is doing today, but he has been started a limited running program and he has been throwing quite a bit, so I’m hoping he gets back on the mound soon and then finish his buildup.

“I don’t have a finish date for him quite yet, but he’s on the right path.”

Thumbnail photo via Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox
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