Red Sox Pitcher Chris Sale Says He Had Covid-19 In January

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Throughout the pandemic Covid-19 has hit several members of the New England sports community -- including Red Sox Pitcher Chris Sale.

The ace, who underwent Tommy John surgery last March, told reporters in Florida on Thursday that he only had a few mild issues with the virus when he contracted it in January.

"I got lucky," the 31-year-old said. "I lost my taste and smell for about a week, I had a runny nose for a couple days, I don't know if my fever ever got above 99 --- yeah I had a real mild case."

Sale added that the training staff and strength coaches he was working with were "unbelievably accommodating" during his two-week quarantine.

"I mean they were bringing stuff to my house, they did everything they could possibly do during all of this to make me feel comfortable and help me through this process," he said.

Sale, who worked out with the team at JetBlue park on Thursday, said the team has not agreed on a timetable yet for his return. He said he is continuing to do what he can, by "showing up and kind of doing what [he's] told."

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Written by Rachel Armany

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