Sale gets green light to throw after visit with Dr. James Andrews
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Chris Sale received a positive diagnosis on his left elbow from Dr. James Andrews earlier this week, Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom told Rob Bradford of WEEI.

The left-hander got the green light to start throwing from Andrews with an eye on participating in spring training.

The 30-year-old starter last pitched on Aug. 13 and missed the final six-and-a-half weeks of the regular season with inflammation in his throwing elbow.

2019 was a disappointing campaign for the seven-time All-Star. In 25 starts, he authored a career-worst 4.40 ERA over 147 1/3 innings, although he managed to maintain a respectable 3.39 FIP and high strikeout numbers (13.3 K/9).

The southpaw is under contract until the end of the 2024 season. He's owed $145 million in salary through that time period and also has a 2025 club option for $20 million.

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