Chris Sale’s velocity was low due to illness, Cora says

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Chris Sale‘s velocity was alarmingly low in his last outing. He was mostly reaching the high 80s and only occasionally touching 90 against the A’s last Wednesday and he had to reply on his breaking and offspeed stuff to get through his six innings of work. That came after getting shelled by the Mariners in his first outing of the year.

Today Alex Cora said that there is not a reason for alarm over Sale’s fastball. Why? Because he was sick:

Cora said that he had a normal side session over the weekend so he should be better positioned to throw gas against the Blue Jays this afternoon.

Guess we’ll see.