Chris Sale Ready For Red Sox--Will They Also Add Stephen Wright?

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Chris Sale. (Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Chris Sale's stomach illness, or belly button ring infection, or whatever it was that forced the Red Sox ace to miss Game 5 of the ALCS is fine now. He's eager for tomorrow's start to the World Series at Fenway.

"It's going to be awesome, I'm excited for it," he said. "It's a dream. When you're a kid, this is the series you dream about."

Sale threw a bullpen session Saturday. Tomorrow's start will mark 10 days since his last appearance, so he's well rested. But, there have been lingering questions about his shoulder, velocity, and even weight loss after his hospitalization.

Red Sox Skipper Alex Cora Talks 2004 Dave Roberts Trade
Red Sox Skipper Alex Cora Talks 2004 Dave Roberts Trade
Alex Cora played with Dave Roberts on the Dodgers in 2004, and remembers when his teammate was dealt to Boston.

Alex Cora has until tomorrow to decide, but he may add Steven Wright to his active roster for the series. Wright tossed a simulated game yesterday and ran through some defensive drills to test his left knee.

"He feels good about it, he threw bullpen the other day, but we'll talk to him first, and see where he's at," Cora said. "If he feels that he can contribute, then he has to go through a few tests." 

Wright was on the Division Series roster, then replaced by Health Hembree when he got hurt just before Game 1. Hembree's tossed three-and-two-third scoreless innings in the playoffs, while Brandon Workman's allowed 10 of 13 batters to reach and five runs.

Wright only allowed one run in almost 14 innings last month.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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