Tommy John Surgery

The New York Yankees might have the final say in deciding when Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale makes his season debut.

Sale, who missed all of the 2020 season after having Tommy John surgery, has looked sharp in four minor-league rehab starts.

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The Boston Globe reports Sale’s fifth (and perhaps last) rehab appearance will come against the New York Yankees’ top minor-league team.

The Sox are giving Chris Sale two extra days of rest before his next start. He is now scheduled to start on Saturday night for Triple A Worcester in Moosic, Pa., against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Sale allowed one run over five innings for Worcester on Saturday and threw 81 pitches.

Red Sox manager Alex Cora is cautiously optimistic he will have Sale back in his rotation sooner rather than later. Per MLB.com:

“We’ll re-address the situation after that, but he’s getting close,” said Cora. “I talked to Chris (Sunday) morning. Going into it, and I read some quotes, he felt like it was a regular start. There were no limits, like, ‘I got to go out there and work.’ He accomplished that. Today, he felt great. He’ll get on the bus, he’ll pitch and then we’ll see where it takes us, but he’s getting close.”

The Red Sox sit in second place in the American League East, 1.5 games behind the first-place Tampa Bay Rays after getting swept over the weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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