Chris Sale to have Tommy John surgery

Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale will undergo Tommy John surgery reports Ken Rosenthal.

The news about sale, 30, comes a day after he threw at Red Sox came in Fort Myers, Florida.

Sale was hoping to be on the mound this season and his throwing yesterday was seen as a step forward following being diagnosed with a flexor strain at the beginning of March.

Both Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Neal ElAttrache had recommended Sale take the rest and rehab route initially.

Sale appeared in 25 games last season going 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA.

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