Per Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston, the Red Sox announced that starter Chris Sale was admitted to Massachusetts General Hospital on Sunday due to a stomach illness. He is being kept overnight for observation.
Sale, 29, started Game 1 of the ALCS for the Red Sox against the Astros on Saturday. He lasted four innings, relenting a pair of runs on one hit and four walks with five strikeouts. It isn’t clear if Sale began experiencing symptoms during last night’s start or if they began on Tuesday.
Assuming he doesn’t get pushed back in the rotation, Sale would be on target to start Game 5 of the ALCS (if necessary), which would take place on Thursday in Houston.
The Mets announced that a handful of minor leaguers have been invited to big league spring training camp. Among them is former football star and current outfielder Tim Tebow.
Tebow, 31, spent last season with Double-A Binghamton. His season ended in July due to a broken hamate bone. Overall, he hit .273/.336/.399 with six home runs and 36 RBI in 298 plate appearances. While the numbers aren’t anything earth-shattering, they are certainly better than what many skeptics thought he could put up in the minors, especially at Double-A.
Tebow will likely begin the season with Triple-A Syracuse. If he performs well, he could get a call up to the big leagues in the event of an injury, or in September when rosters expand.