Sale placed on DL with shoulder inflammation – MLB.com

BOSTON — Red Sox ace Chris Sale, in the midst of one of the most dominant stretches of his career, reluctantly went on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with mild inflammation in his left shoulder.

The move was made retroactive to Saturday, and Sale will miss his scheduled start on Thursday night against the Yankees. Lefty Brian Johnson will start in his place in the opener of the four-game rivalry series.

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BOSTON — Red Sox ace Chris Sale, in the midst of one of the most dominant stretches of his career, reluctantly went on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with mild inflammation in his left shoulder.

The move was made retroactive to Saturday, and Sale will miss his scheduled start on Thursday night against the Yankees. Lefty Brian Johnson will start in his place in the opener of the four-game rivalry series.

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Video: MLB Tonight: Sale hits DL with sore left shoulder

Sale is hopeful he will miss just the one start and make his turn in the rotation the first day he is eligible to come off the disabled list, which is Aug. 7 in Toronto.

“It’s not easy,” said Sale. “I was pretty upset when the final decision was made. At the end of the day though, I’ve got to do what’s best for not only the team but myself. I don’t think me going out there not at 100 percent is going to help us. I think if I did go out there, I’d probably risk something more severe that wouldn’t do any good, either.

“Like I said, it’s a pretty crappy situation to be in, and I don’t like it at all. I’m a pitcher that pitches. I don’t like sitting on the sidelines

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