Chris Sale is poised for an imminent return to the Boston Red Sox rotation after a long road of recovery and rehabilitation after Tommy John surgery in March 2020. During the year-plus since he went under the knife, Sale he made the decision to take drastic action when it comes to his dietary habits.
Speaking to reporters this week after an exceptional rehabilitation start for affiliate Double-A Portland Sea Dogs, Sale presented the changes to her diet and how it will not only benefit her career, but also pay dividends when it comes to his general health.
“I’ve made a lot of changes with junk food and processed foods and gluten,” Sale told reporters. via WEEI. “The list goes on. Looking back now, I didn’t really take very good care of myself in that aspect of my life. How I was feeding my body, the things I ate. You can ask my teammates. I can go out all day. of the game with a bag of McDonald’s or Taco Bell and that was my playing field to go to pitch.
“That mixed with a little better sleep patterns and more hydration, I think it helped me a lot.”
Sale’s comments resonate what he had to say during spring training about his new approach to engaging in a better dietary regimen, including how he revealed that he has not consumed alcohol in more than a year.
Interestingly, while Sale’s changes in his diet are noteworthy, his efforts at least measure up to the unconventional methods another ace pitcher used it while making his way though Tommy John rehabilitated surgery.
Adjusting to the diet aside, Sale seemed dominant in his outing Tuesday for the Sea Dogs.