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Boston Red Sox fans react to comments made by Chris Sale regarding his arm health: "I don't think that it exactly works out that way"

Championship Series - Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - Game Five
Championship Series - Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox - Game Five

Chris Sale hasn't contributed to the Boston Red Sox as much as he would have liked to. He's missed a good chunk of time in Boston. Sale is more than familiar with the Injured List, from general soreness to Tommy John surgery. However, he's optimistic for the 2023 season.

He's only thrown in 11 games over the past two seasons. Last season, he only pitched 5.2 innings, but the side-slinging lefty is expecting a full workload this upcoming season.

Chris Sale: “I turn 34 this year but my arm is technically 30.”

Given his missed time, he believes his arm is a bit fresher than his age. Earlier in his career, he was used to starting 30-plus games on the mound. He hasn't done that since 2017, the year he was traded to Boston.

He came to the Boston Red Sox in 2017 as part of a trade with the Chicago White Sox. Boston traded Yoan Moncada, Michael Kopech, Luis Basabe, and Victor Diaz for Chris Sale.

"I don't think that it exactly works out that way," one fan tweeted.
@gfstarr1 I don't think that it exactly works out that way...
"This team is toast lmfao," said another fan.
This team is toast lmfao @RedSox twitter.com/gfstarr1/statu…
@gfstarr1 I don't think that's how that works, but I could be wrong.
@gfstarr1 And his temper is technically 3

Fans aren't buying Chris Sale's logic. His arm may be healthy, but just because he hasn't thrown much doesn't mean his arm has regressed with age. It aged along with the rest of his body.

@gfstarr1 What does that even mean?
@gfstarr1 That’s not how aging works. And also… he had TJ. I’d say his arm is technically 40 based on losing 10mph off his peak velocity.
@gfstarr1 Did he get injured while making that statement?
@gfstarr1 That's the problem, he is 34 after really not pitching for 2+ years. How many inning will he be able to pitch? How many MPH will his Fastball be down? I hope I am wrong but the Chris Sale we remember is gone, I hope this version is still elite. #FireBloom

Other fans have mentioned his anger issues. In one of the weirdest sports stories you'll come across, he was sent home in 2016 when he was playing for the White Sox. The reason for this? He didn't like the special jerseys the team was going to wear, so he cut them up. Not just his own jersey either, but all of them.

Chris Sale's return may be too-little-too-late for a down Boston Red Sox team

Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees
Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees

It's been a tough couple of seasons for the Red Sox. In 2018 they lost Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers. It was heartbreaking for the fans as he was turning into the face of the franchise.

More recently, they lost Xander Bogaerts in free agency when he signed with the San Diego Padres. Things got significantly worse when news broke of Trevor Story having to have shoulder surgery.The surgery will require him to miss the start of the season, at the very least.

There's no timetable for Story's return. Some around the league don't expect him to play at all in 2023. If that's the case, they'll need more than a healthy Chris Sale. It may be another tough year for the Boston Red Sox.

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