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Red Sox activate Chris Sale

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The Boston Red Sox have activated starter Chris Sale from the 10-day disabled list.

His title will be a bit different for a while, though. Today he’ll return as an “opener” against the Blue Jays, pitching around two innings or 40 pitches, whichever come first. From there he’ll have some other short stints, building up his workload between now and the playoffs.

Given that the Sox have all but clinched the AL East and home field in the playoffs, there is little risk to this plan other than, possibly, harming Sale’s Cy Young Award chances due to a lower innings load than his competitors.

Then again, since this is 2018 and radical reimagining of the role of pitchers is the order of the day, perhaps it’ll make him an even more appropriate choice for the honor.

Mets trade Wilmer Font to the Blue Jays

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The Mets announced a few minutes ago that they have traded Wilmer Font to Toronto for cash considerations.

Font was acquired by the Mets from Tampa Bay for a player to be named later back in early May. That player to be named later was later named: Neraldo Catalina. Catalina is 19 and is playing rookie ball right now. The Mets have now turned him into cash. I suppose we’ll see if that was a good idea in a few years.

As for the Jays, they get a pitcher who posted a 5.79 ERA in 10 relief appearances for the Rays and then started three games and relieved 12 in New York to the tune of a 4.94 ERA. On the season he has a combined K/BB ratio of 42/18 in 45 innings.

He’s an arm. He cost cash. That’s about all I have to say about that.