Boston left-hander Chris Sale was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with left elbow inflammation, raising questions about whether he will pitch again this season.
Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski said Sale had an MRI exam and the team’s doctors said the results showed inflammation.
Dombrowski also said Sale felt stiffness after his start Tuesday in Cleveland and didn’t tell the team until Friday, when he was sent for the test. In addition to the team’s doctors, Dombrowski said Sale will also have the results looked at by orthopedist Dr. James Andrews, but probably not until Monday.
“You always want to have second opinions. We’re all on the same page,” Dombrowski said. “I don’t know if he’s going to see him or he’s going to look at the information.”
Sale, a seven-time All-Star who signed a six-year, $160 million contract in March, is 6-11 with a 4.40 ERA this season.
Injury report: Blue Jays third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will have an MRI exam on his left knee. He left Toronto’s game against Seattle in the second inning Saturday because of the issue. “We took him out just in case,” manager Charlie Montoyo said. … The Phillies announced that pitchers Jake Arrieta (elbow surgery) and David Robertson (Tommy John surgery) will miss the rest of the season and that outfielder Roman Quinn (groin strain) has been placed on the IL. … Among other players landing on the IL were Braves outfielder Ender Inciarte (hamstring), Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman (triceps) and Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis (hip). … The Tigers activated right-hander Jordan Zimmermann from the IL.
Urias suspended: Dodgers left-hander Julio Urias has accepted a 20-game suspension by Major League Baseball for a domestic violence incident and is expected to return in September. MLB gave him credit for serving five games while he was on administrative leave in May, leaving 15 remaining to serve without pay.
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Urias was arrested in May and accused of shoving a woman. The charges were dropped, but MLB pursued its own punishment under the league’s domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.
“It’s disappointing, but obviously we’re adhering to what the commissioner’s office and the players association implemented,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “We’re just trying to stay the course.”
Briefly: A day after being recalled from the minors, former A’s reliever Ryan Dull was sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre by the Yankees. … Outfielder Tyler Austin, who was released by the Giants on Aug. 9, signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers.
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