Boston Red Sox starter Michael Wacha has been arguably the biggest find of the offseason for chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom.
After posting a 1.38 ERA through five games, the veteran right-hander was placed on the 15-day injured list for left intercostal irritation, retroactive to May 5.
“Wacha threw a simulated inning against Christian Arroyo with two strikeouts and a groundball,” The Boston Globe’s Alex Speier tweeted on Monday. “Got swings/misses on fastball, changeup, curveball. Here’s the curve.”
With Wacha’s early performance being consistently dominant, Boston should be elated to see him back on the mound as soon as possible, and looking as electric as he left off.