Sale undergoes season-ending wrist surgery after biking accident

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Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale had surgery on his right wrist Monday to repair a fracture after being involved in a bicycle accident, the club announced Tuesday.

Sale will miss the rest of the season, but he's expected to be ready for spring training in 2023.

Red Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom said Sale was hurt Saturday after jumping on a bike to grab lunch following a throwing session, according to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe. The pitcher fell off the bike when he hit something riding down a hill, according to Bloom.

"You couldn't make this up. … We're relieved this wasn't worse. … It's been such a run of bad luck for him and for us," Bloom said.

Sale only made two starts during the 2022 campaign due to multiple injuries. Before Saturday's accident, the seven-time All-Star was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his rib in March, suffered a setback in May, and broke his left pinkie finger in a game in July.

"We need to dispatch some people to find whoever has the Chris Sale voodoo doll and recover it," Bloom said, according to MassLive's Chris Cotillo.

Sale made nine starts in 2021 after coming back from Tommy John surgery.

The 33-year-old has logged 195 2/3 innings since signing a five-year, $145-million extension in March 2019.

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