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Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale fractures wrist riding bike, is out for 2022 season

Chris Sale had surgery on his right wrist after fracturing it while riding a bike on Saturday, the Red Sox announced.

He will miss the rest of the 2022 season.

Sale is expected to make a full recovery, and be ready for spring training leading up to the 2023 season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2022 at 10:45 AM | 36 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. salvomania Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:03 AM (#6090809)
So three years into his 5-year, $145 million contract with the Red Sox, Sale has thrown 48.1 innings over 11 starts, good for 1.0 bWAR.
   2. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:10 AM (#6090812)
Sale and Strasburg oughta get a room.
   3. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:12 AM (#6090813)
Sale is expected to make a full recovery, and be ready for spring training leading up to the 2023 season.


...when he will promptly contract Yellow Fever.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:13 AM (#6090814)
So was it a bike accident or a "bike accident"?
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:34 AM (#6090816)
Sale is expected to make a full recovery, and be ready for spring training leading up to the 2023 season.
By who!? By who!!!!?
   6. It's regretful that PASTE was able to get out Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:36 AM (#6090817)
So was it a bike accident or a "bike accident"?


It's got to be 4 to 1 against an actual bike accident. Looking forward to finding out what really happened.
   7. DCA Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:39 AM (#6090819)
Sale and Strasburg oughta get a room.

Hey, Sale's at least been good during the rare times when he is healthy.
   8. Tin Angel Posted: August 09, 2022 at 11:58 AM (#6090824)
Probably for the best...give him some time to recover and I'm sure he'll be back next year and throw 250, maybe 300 innings.
   9. Lonnie Smith for president Posted: August 09, 2022 at 12:11 PM (#6090828)
Heyward for Sale: who says no?

Cabrera for Sale: who says no?
   10. villageidiom Posted: August 09, 2022 at 12:12 PM (#6090829)
It wasn't actually while he was riding the bike. He started out on the bike and things were going well. At some point he slowed down and the brakes made a little squeaking noise, an imperfection that made him mad. So he picked up the bike and slammed it repeatedly into a large oak tree until the tree fell down on a nearby house. Then, mad about the house getting in the way of the falling tree, he went to the house and started punching a car that was in the driveway. That turned out to be a police car. The officer - who had been in the vehicle at the time - arrested Sale and brought him in for processing. While in a jail cell Sale proceeded to take out his anger on the toilet, a bunk, and a couple of cinder blocks in the wall. Eventually an officer came to release him and asked him to sign a statement, which he did. But when Sale lifted the sheet of paper to hand back to the officer, he felt something crack in his right wrist.
   11. sotapop Posted: August 09, 2022 at 12:26 PM (#6090832)
vi, in the old days, that's what we would have called a Primey.

Perfection. Literally LOL'd at that.
   12. Nasty Nate Posted: August 09, 2022 at 12:58 PM (#6090838)
Choosing this walking IL stint instead of Mookie was a monstrosity of a blunder
   13. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: August 09, 2022 at 01:02 PM (#6090842)
My money's on the real story being much closer to [10] than the quote in the intro except to say that Sale would have injured himself far sooner in the process.
   14. Cris E Posted: August 09, 2022 at 01:07 PM (#6090843)
I want it to be like #10, but I get the feeling that no one in the press is going to shield Sale from himself so we'd know anything salacious pretty much immediately.
   15. VCar Posted: August 09, 2022 at 01:23 PM (#6090847)
Heyward for Sale: who says no?

Cabrera for Sale: who says no?


Magilla Gorilla for sale
   16. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: August 09, 2022 at 01:24 PM (#6090848)
OK. I wonder what the chances are of the following:

After the 2019 season, when the Red Sox determined that re-signing Mookie was going to be tough, they decided to trade him. Today, people remember the trade as basically Betts in exchange for Verdugo and prospects...but that wasn't the trade. The Red Sox actually sent David Price to Los Angeles as well, and that was a sneaky-big part of the trade for Boston. He was owed $32m a year for 2020-2022, and the Dodgers agreed to pay $48m of the remaining $96m, saving the Red Sox $48m. That's a big part of why the return for Betts wasn't as big as people expected.

Now, it is the 2022 off-season, and the Red Sox may determine that re-signing Devers is going to be tough...so they decide to trade him. They owe Sale $27.5m for each of the next two years. Could you not see Bloom and the management team deciding that they are going to shake off the final vestiges of the Dombrowski years by packaging them together, like Betts/Price, and getting back a young cost-controlled players and some prospects?

The thing about Sale is that if he is healthy, he will probably be very good. But his health history has gone from "checkered" to "absurd". I mean, at what point do you start blaming Sale for not realizing that he is extremely fragile, and that he should (for at least the next two years) basically live in bubble wrap, and lock in on getting 150 good innings in 2023 and 2024?
   17. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 09, 2022 at 01:34 PM (#6090851)
Hey, Sale's at least been good during the rare times when he is healthy.


I'd be hesitant to pass judgement on 30 IP spread out over 3 seasons.
   18. Addie Joss Posted: August 09, 2022 at 03:07 PM (#6090872)
I LOL'ed at #10 as well. Keep up the great posts, v.i.!
   19. SandyRiver Posted: August 09, 2022 at 03:16 PM (#6090876)
I'd be hesitant to pass judgement on 30 IP spread out over 3 seasons.

Be kind - it was 48.1 IP (not counting rehab stints). That works out to just north of $620,000 per out, or at an average of 4 pitches for each of the 208 bfp, $108,000 per pitch.
   20. Walt Davis Posted: August 09, 2022 at 03:24 PM (#6090877)
He broke it washing Jeff Kent's truck while standing in a big hole on Yoenis Cespedes' ranch.
   21. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 09, 2022 at 03:39 PM (#6090880)
I'm shocked that no one has made a "washing his truck" reference. (Primates, for shame...!)
   22. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2022 at 03:50 PM (#6090883)
Was Jeff Kent around?
   23. Walt Davis Posted: August 09, 2022 at 03:58 PM (#6090885)
I mentioned him in the Heyward thread so ...

Adrian Gonzalez to the Dodgers, Dodgers eat Crawford contract.

Mookie Betss to the Dodgers, Dodgers eat David Price contract. His contract comes off the books at the end of the season.

Dodgers will need a 3B next year so Devers and Sale to the Dodgers does seem inevitable.
   24. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 09, 2022 at 04:07 PM (#6090889)
Be kind - it was 48.1 IP (not counting rehab stints). That works out to just north of $620,000 per out, or at an average of 4 pitches for each of the 208 bfp, $108,000 per pitch.


I was talking about Strasburg.
   25. depletion Posted: August 09, 2022 at 04:08 PM (#6090890)
Will he be ready in time for some lessons at the Jim Lonborg Ski School?
   26. A triple short of the cycle Posted: August 09, 2022 at 04:17 PM (#6090892)
As an SF bicyclist who has gone down a couple times (in 20 years) I am always interested to hear about the crash details...
   27. Hank Gillette Posted: August 09, 2022 at 04:26 PM (#6090894)
Hey, Sale's at least been good during the rare times when he is healthy.
So has Strasburg. Not as good as Sale, but still good.
   28. Walt Davis Posted: August 09, 2022 at 08:48 PM (#6090959)
It has been remiss of me not to mention earlier that old Cub pitcher Steve Trout also once hurt himself falling off a bike -- a stationary bike in his case. I suppose we can blame genetics in that case.
   29. geonose Posted: August 10, 2022 at 03:13 AM (#6091031)
I can't outdo #10 but here's my guess. Sale was returning home after visiting Todd Helton, who gave him some deer meat. He was pedaling along with the package of meat tied to the bike. He saw a spider and recoiled, flying over the handlebars and straight through a plate glass coffee table.
   30. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: August 10, 2022 at 05:57 AM (#6091033)
Keep your day jobs.
   31. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: August 10, 2022 at 08:58 AM (#6091035)
Maybe he was playing hoops with Greinke.
   32. SandyRiver Posted: August 10, 2022 at 09:24 AM (#6091036)
I was talking about Strasburg.


He makes Sale look like a bargain! 31.1 IP and 145 bfp works out to over $1.1 million per out and $180,000 per pitch.
   33. John DiFool2 Posted: August 10, 2022 at 10:43 AM (#6091038)
Dodgers will need a 3B next year so Devers and Sale to the Dodgers does seem inevitable.


So the Red Sox are now to the Dodgers what the KC Athletics were to the Yankees.
   34. Nasty Nate Posted: August 10, 2022 at 12:16 PM (#6091043)
I hope no one's besmirching the Punto trade!
   35. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: August 10, 2022 at 04:17 PM (#6091099)
#10 is RDF
   36. villageidiom Posted: August 10, 2022 at 05:19 PM (#6091118)
I felt "fracturing wrist lifting a sheet of paper" sounded like an authentic Red Sox injury. The only thing that would make it more authentic to the Red Sox was if the whole bicycle/tree/house/car/arrest scenario happened 3 years ago and Boston finally diagnosed it last week.

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