Red Sox's Chris Sale (elbow, illness) throws BP session

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale (elbow, illness) threw a successful bullpen session Wednesday.

What It Means:

Sale will go through live batting practice on Saturday and then play in a Grapefruit League game after that. He should be fine for the start of the season. The left-hander was shut down last August due to elbow issues and suffered from pneumonia to begin the spring.

Sale recorded a 4.40 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 218 strikeouts and 37 walks across 147 1/3 innings last season. He went 6-11 in 25 starts.