Chris Sale sent for MRI on left elbow, results not yet available


Well, this doesn't appear good.

Red Sox interim manager Ron Roenicke told reporters Tuesday morning that pitcher Chris Sale felt some soreness in his pitching elbow following his live BP session over the weekend and was sent for a MRI. The results are not yet known and they will be sent to Dr. James Andrews.

Roenicke acknowledged there is some concern.

Sale threw 18 pitchers to Red Sox minor leaguers on Sunday, which was the first time he faced hitters since last August. He finished the year on the injured left with left elbow inflammation.

"I thought he looked good," pitching coach Dave Bush said to reporters at the time. "It was an important step in progression through the spring. It was a full pregame routine with long toss and time in the bullpen and then 15 pitches on the mound. So, it was a normal step for him. He felt pretty good and I thought it looked pretty good."

Last week it was announced Sale would start the season on the injured list because he got off to a late start this spring due to pneumonia.