Boston Red Sox left chris sel He left Sunday’s game against the New York Yankees after being injured in the hand by a returner in the first half.
Sala cried out in pain, and immediately walked out of the field raising his injured hand and replacing it Hirokazu Sawamura.
The 33-year-old was on his second start since returning from a rib fracture that cost him the first three months of the season. He threw 78 in five goalless rounds on Tuesday in Tampa Bay and threw 24 on Sunday before leaving the game after allowing three (two) runs to take two hits while facing six players.
During the major league shutdown, Salé broke one of his ribs while working out on his own.
Seal, signed through 2024 on a five-year, $145 million contract, has only thrown 48 innings 1/3 over 11 starts for the Red Sox since the end of the 2019 season.
Last season, he went 5-1 with a 3.16 ERA in nine starts on his return from Tommy John surgery.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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