ace pitcher for the Boston Red Sox Chris Sale is infected with COVID-19.

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ace pitcher for the Boston Red Sox Chris Sale is infected with COVID-19.

ace pitcher for the Boston Red Sox After testing positive for COVID-19, Chris Sale will miss at least his next start, the team announced Friday.

According to the Red Sox, they heard of Sale’s positive test on Thursday. On Sunday, the left-hander was set to face the Chicago White Sox.

To be honest with you, nothing surprises me at this point,” Red Sox manager Alex Cora told reporters. “We go through our process on a daily basis and hope for the best. This is where we are right now.

“It’s unfortunate, but he’ll come back,” says the narrator. He is in a terrific mood. He actually feels wonderful, and maybe he’ll be able to return as soon as his ‘X’ number of days are up.”

Sale will be suspended for at least 10 days as a result of the positive test, according to MLB rules.

Sale is the tenth Red Sox player to test positive for COVID-19 since August 27, with 11 others forced to miss games owing to symptoms or close contact with positive individuals.

Sale, a seven-time All-Star, was sidelined for the entire 2020 season while rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He has a 3-0 record and a 2.52 ERA in 25 innings pitched over five starts since rejoining the Red Sox rotation.

In his MLB career, Sale has a 112-73 record with a 3.02 ERA in 317 appearances (237 starts).

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