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Chris Sale rocked out of Double-A rehab

The left-hander struck out seven in his third rehab start.

Boston Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale; who has been out due to a non-displaced fracture of the rib, continues to get ready to debut in the 2022 season and help the pitching staff of the "red-footed" team.

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On Thursday, he made his third minor league rehab start and first with the Double-A Portland Sea Dogs; him pitching four innings, where he allowed four hits, one run (earned), no walks and prescribed seven strikeouts.

For his part, his team; the seadogs defeated the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 15-4, branch of the Toronto Blue Jays in the category.

"I missed this. I spent a lot of time apart from this,” Sale said. “What I felt out there is something I can't get anywhere else. Enjoy it. It is a very important part of who I am. It's what I'm supposed to do. I genuinely love playing baseball."

Sale totaled 56 pitches, 36 of them in the Strike zone. He averaged 96 mph on his fastball; which is a good indication of the optimal state of health that the left-handed shooter has presented in this rehabilitation and that from the management headed by Chaim Bloom they hope that it will continue so that the deadlines are met with respect to his plan to re-enter Major League Baseball .

eager to return

Meanwhile, the Lakeland, Fla., native would need at least one or two more starts at Double-A to return to the Red Sox roster, and ideally start games even before the break in play. of stars in mid-July.

“Today went well. Honestly, I was hoping to get out for the fifth,” Sale continued. “If they tell me I'm going to start (for the Red Sox) in five days, I'd be pretty excited. If he can pitch five, six innings and feel like I did today, I think I'm going to be ready. But that's not my decision."

"This whole process is to get back to Boston and do what I have to do and help the team win," the left-hander told reporter Josh Jackson of MLB.com.

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