Red Sox's Chris Sale undergoes Tommy John

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale underwent Tommy John surgery, per Alex Speier of the Boston Globe.

What It Means:

The Red Sox announced earlier this month that Sale needed the surgery, but there were scheduling complications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The left-hander, who turned 31 today, will not be ready to return until after the start of the 2021 season.

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.