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Sunday, April 19, 2020

Wade Boggs wonders if he had coronavirus, got it from Red Sox ace Chris Sale

TAMPA — Baseball Hall of Famer Wade Boggs is wondering if had a bout with the coronavirus last month and, if so, whether he may have gotten it from Red Sox ace Chris Sale.

Boggs said Friday that he was so sick in early March that he had to go to a hospital near his Tampa home in the middle of the night, and was diagnosed at the time with pneumonia and sent home for a “really rough” recovery.

But now that symptoms of COVID-19 have become clearly identified, he is hoping soon to take an antibodies test to find out if he had the disease that has spread around the world.

“About the beginning of March I had pneumonia and just three days of high fever and cough and all that good stuff,” said Boggs, 61. “I went to the hospital and tested negative for flu, but I had pneumonia. I’m curious to find the antibody test and see if I actually did have (COVID-19). ... It was a rough, really rough few days.”


QLE Posted: April 19, 2020 at 01:08 AM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, coronavirus, wade boggs

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Coronavirus: Red Sox ace Chris Sale wonders if he might have had COVID-19

Injured Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is not unlike so many around the world right now, looking back on the flu-like symptoms he had not so long ago and asking himself: Might I have had COVID-19?

Sale has more reason to wonder than most. Don’t forget, before the condition of his elbow again overshadowed all news about him, he began spring training workouts late because he suffered from what the Red Sox termed a mild case of pneumonia.

“Honestly, yes, no doubt,” Sale said when I asked on a conference call with reporters Tuesday whether he has wondered about it.

As medical experts throughout the world work to refine antibody tests for COVID-19, which would be particularly helpful for medical professionals working with patients who have contracted the virus, Sale at some point would make for an interesting candidate for one.


QLE Posted: April 08, 2020 at 12:24 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, coronavirus

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Chris Sale undergoes Tommy John surgery in Los Angeles

And the slow-moving story reaches its inevitable conclusion:

Chris Sale’s road back officially started Monday.

The Red Sox announced that the pitcher underwent Tommy John surgery in Los Angeles with Dr. Neal ElAttrache performing the surgery at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute. Recovery. The Boston Globe was first to report the procedure had been executed.

News that Sale would need Tommy John surgery was surfaced March 19, with the team uncertain at the time regarding a timeline for the operation due to the complications regarding elective surgeries during the coronavirus crisis. Dr. James Andrews, for one, has suspended elective procedures according to the Globe.


QLE Posted: March 31, 2020 at 12:39 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, tommy john surgery

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Chris Sale begins throwing program: Boston Red Sox ace could need surgery if he feels discomfort dur

Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has “commenced a throwing program” after being shut down earlier this month due to a flexor strain in his elbow, according to a report from Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.

It’s unclear how far Sale has progressed through his program yet. Sox chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom and general manager Brian O’Halloran did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday afternoon.

After tossing a 15-pitch live batting practice session on March 1, Sale reported elbow pain and underwent an MRI. Testing revealed a flexor strain and his elbow, leading to top doctors—including Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Neal El Attrache—recommended a 10-14 day shutdown period before the lefty resumed throwing.

Because Sunday marked two weeks since Sale had last thrown, the left was expected to begin throwing late last week. According to Speier, he stayed on schedule and is likely playing catch in hopes of ramping up to throwing off a mound in the coming days.


QLE Posted: March 19, 2020 at 12:56 AM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, throwing

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Chris Sale Headed For Elbow MRI

Star Red Sox lefty Chris Sale is slated to undergo an MRI on his elbow, skipper Ron Roenicke tells reporters including Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald (via Twitter). At this point, the outlook isn’t known.

Sale reported soreness in the joint after throwing. He had dealt with some arm woes late last year, but seemed to be at full arm health as camp opened. Sale was delayed by illness, but the expectation was that he’d be able to ramp up as normal — just on a slight delay.

The results of the MRI will be sent to famed surgeon Dr. James Andrews for analysis. That’s alarming, at first glance, given that Andrews is known for performing so many Tommy John surgeries. That said, it’s also an obvious and sensible decision, given that the orthopedist treated Sale last season and is therefore intimately familiar with his medical situation.

So, how long before the Red Sox fans are in full panic mode?


QLE Posted: March 04, 2020 at 12:36 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, mri

Friday, February 28, 2020

Sale won’t be ready to pitch Opening Day

FORT MYERS, Fla.—Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been ruled out for Opening Day and is expected to start the season on the 15-day injured list, interim manager Ron Roenicke said on Thursday.

Sale is not injured, but he is building back to a regular Spring Training progression after dealing with the flu and pneumonia for two weeks just before camp opened.

If the Red Sox back-date Sale’s IL stint by three days, the earliest he can make his 2020 debut would be on April 7 at Fenway Park against the Rays.

Sale hopes to start the first day he is eligible.

Cue the Red Sox fans in three, two….

QLE Posted: February 28, 2020 at 12:36 AM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale, injured list

Friday, February 21, 2020

Bounce back: MLB veterans to watch in spring games

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton’s intimidating presence was missing from the middle of the Yankees’ lineup for a big chunk of 2019 because of an injury-filled season.

As he tries to bounce back, the New York slugger will have his spring at-bats analyzed more than most.

Spring training game action begins in Arizona on Friday with a meeting between the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals while the other 28 teams play their first exhibition games in the Grapefruit and Cactus Leagues on Saturday.

The games — especially early in the spring — are often filled with young prospects and others who are longshots to make opening day rosters. Most veterans will be eased into games and their stats won’t be particularly important as they tinker with batting stances, pitch repertoires and gradually build toward the first regular-season games on March 26.

So, who are you planning to watch for?

QLE Posted: February 21, 2020 at 12:59 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: blake treinen, carlos martinez, chris sale, mike foltynewicz, steven souza, veterans

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Red Sox’s Chris Sale Battling Illness, Will Start Spring Training ‘Slowly’

Chris Sale is looking to bounce back from a tough 2019 season, but it appears his spring training won’t get off to a fast start.

The Red Sox held a press conference Tuesday to officially introduce Ron Roenicke as Boston’s interim manager after the team mutually agreed to part ways with Alex Cora in January.

Sale dealt with a nagging elbow injury throughout last season that landed him on the injured list and ultimately shut him down early. The southpaw was cleared by Dr. James Andrews in November and immediately could begin throwing.

Sick of the team’s ownership? Can’t blame him for that at all.

QLE Posted: February 12, 2020 at 12:48 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: chris sale




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