Chris Sale weighs in on Steven Wright suspension: 'When things go bad, it's on all of us'

Nick Friar
March 11, 2019 - 1:30 pm
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FORT MYERS—With the news of Steven Wright receiving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, attention not only falls on the knuckleballer, but his teammates. In particular, fellow pitchers Rick Porcello and Chris Sale have both been outspoken about the use of PEDs in the past.

Sale, in particular, has been seen wearing a shirt that reads "All Me PED Free" in his time with Boston. Following the lefty's appearance in a simulated game against minor leaguers on Monday, Sale expressed his thoughts Wright testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance growth hormone releasing peptide 2 (GHRP-2)

"It's tough. You know, I don't want to get into it," Sale said. "You know, this is obviously a matter between us. But, yeah, I mean that's something that we didn't obviously see coming up or see having to deal with. But, you know, it happened. There's nothing you can do about it. Obviously we wish we could change it, but it is what it is. You roll with the punches and you turn the page and keep moving."

Sale then addressed plainly: does this reflect badly on the team at all?

"Yeah, I mean, it's—like I said, we're a group," he said. "You know, we win together, we lose together and when things go bad it's all on us. Like I said, it's obviously something that we didn't want to worry about, but at the end of the day, there's no going back on it. So you just put one foot in front of the other and try to make right by it and just keep moving."

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