The Red Sox placed the left-hander Chris Sale on the 60-day disabled list, according to a team press release. Sale underwent Tommy John surgery in March and will miss the entire 2020 season.
IL’s placement in Sale was inevitable given the nature of his injury, though as the Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham says, the “odd timing suggests [the Sox] he may need the 40-man “seat that is now available with Sale on the disabled list. Boston’s 40 men were full prior to the sale transaction, so the club now has some flexibility with an open spot.
Jonathan Lucroy It could be a possibility for that venue, as MLB.com’s Ian Browne earlier today reported that the Red Sox were working on a restructured version of the minor league veterans deal, so Lucroy was not in the starting group of 60. Boston players. For Training Camp Since teams are expected to carry three receivers on their expanded MLB rosters, the Sox may choose to keep Lucroy and Kevin Plawecki how Christian VazquezThe backups, which would require a purchase of the Lucroy Juvenile Agreement.
Marco Hernández, Yairo Muñozand Brian Johnson they’re some of the other notable players that aren’t on the roster in the player pool, so Boston might be considering selecting one of their contracts as well. Or, the Red Sox could keep a 40-player position available in case another player becomes available in the coming weeks.