Pitchers and catchers will slowly start showing up at spring training facilities in a week.
But, Boston Red Sox newly acquired Chris Sale got a jump on the proceedings on Monday at the team’s spring training facility in Fort Myers, FLA. The big lefty, who was part of a blockbuster trade with the Chicago White Sox last December, got in some early throws.
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Sale, who was 17-10 with a 3.34 ERA and finished top 5 in Cy Young voting for the fourth straight year, joined Steven Wright, Matt Barnes, and Rick Porcello, who also arrived at spring training early to get some additional work in.
The Red Sox, who gave up prized prospects Yoan Moncada and Michael Kopech to get Sale, now have one of the league’s most enviable rotations, adding the inning eater to a group that already included David Price and 2016 Cy Young Award winner Porcello.