Chris Sale dealing with a 'mild case' of pneumonia

Nick Friar
February 12, 2020 - 1:02 pm

Chris Sale threw on both Tuesday and Wednesday, despite the fact he’s been dealing with an illness — which started as the flu and turned into a ‘mild case’ of pneumonia.

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“He’s actually feeling really good,” Ron Roenicke said after revealing the diagnosis on Wednesday. “He’s had this for about a week in a half. … It sounds probably worse than what it is, but he said last night he had a great night’s sleep. So he’s really happy about it.”

Sale will report to camp on Friday. The Red Sox will re-evaluate him then and decide what to do from there.

“He’s worked so hard to get himself to this point where his arm feels great,” Roenicke said. “We’re going to go easy when he comes back and just make sure he’s going through the right steps.”