Chris Sale left today’s spring training game against the Astros two outs into the first inning after a J.D. Davis line drive up the middle struck the Red Sox ace in the leg.
The NESN broadcast suggested Sale was hit in the knee, though replays appear to show the ball hitting Sale somewhere in the thigh. The reigning top A.L. starter was able to walk off the field under his own power, and we’ll monitor further updates.