Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale is set to make a minor league rehab start on Thursday for Double-A Portland.
According to NBC, Sale is expected to throw three innings in his latest rehab start as he continues to progress towards a return to Boston’s starting rotation.
The 33-year-old ace has been out since spring training with a stress fracture in his right rib cage, and it’s not fully clear yet when he’ll make his return to the mound.
Sale will hopefully be back in the rotation at some point after the All-Star break, but he’s currently still on the 60-day injury list.
For the 2022 season, Sale has a base salary of $30,000,000 from his five-year, $145,000,000 contract that he signed with the team in 2019.
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