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Report: Red Sox ace Chris Sale undergoes MRI on elbow

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

As the Boston Red Sox prepare for a season of transition, they could very well be without staff ace Chris Sale for a while.

Sale, 30, reported some soreness in his elbow after throwing a side session during Spring Training in Florida.

He just had an MRI, the results of which will be sent to renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews.

Given Andrews is known for performing Tommy John Surgery, this can’t be seen as great news for the Sox.

A seven-time All-Star, Sale posted a 6-11 record with a 4.40 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 25 starts during an injury-plagued 2019 campaign.

Sale’s primary issues were to his throwing arm, leading to more speculation that this could very well be a long-term injury.