Red Sox’s Chris Sale anticipated to pay teammate’s superb after nationwide anthem standoff goes too far: report

Boston Red Sox star Chris Sale is reportedly coming to the rescue of a teammate’s pockets after a nationwide anthem standoff with an opposing pitcher price him a sport and several other {dollars}.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Matt Strahm and his former Red Sox teammate Kutter Crawford have been ejected and fined as their enjoyable standoff went too far on Saturday. Umpires needed to eject each gamers after they obtained a warning they’d be thrown out in the event that they didn’t return into their respective dugouts.

Chris Sale vs the Phillies

Chris Sale of the Boston Red Sox throws a pitch towards the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on May 5, 2023 in Philadelphia. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Being that Crawford is on the 15-day injured record for the time being, his superb for being ejected is far larger than Strahm’s, however Red Sox supervisor Alex Cora stated he’ll be getting assist from a sure teammate.

NESN’s Tom Caron defined that Sale could be coming to the rescue to assist pay for the superb.

“The fines enhance if you happen to’re on the injured record, so it was a hefty superb for Crawford,” Caron stated Sunday through the Red Sox-Phillies broadcast. “Word is, a Florida Gulf Coast University teammate by the identify of Chris Sale shall be selecting up the tab on that one. Alex Cora had a chuckle with us earlier than the sport saying, ‘He acquired a man out of the sport. He did his job.’”


Matt Strahm vs the Red Sox

Matt Strahm of the Phillies pitches towards the Boston Red Sox at Citizens Bank Park on May 7, 2023, in Philadelphia. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Strahm performed for the Red Sox final season after spending 4 years with the San Diego Padres. Crawford is in his third season with Boston.

Speaking with Audacy’s “Baseball Isn’t Boring” podcast, Strahm defined the entire scenario that resulted in not simply an ejection, however a superb from the league as effectively. 

“Zero of it was deliberate,” he defined. “The anthem was over, I appeared throughout, and Kutter type of gave me a smile. And I knew precisely what that grin meant so I simply stood there. Zero plan on that. Just locked eyes after the anthem and each nonetheless had our hat over our coronary heart and neither of us have been shifting.

Kutter Crawford vs the Pirates

Kutter Crawford of the Red Sox delivers a pitch towards the Pittsburgh Pirates at Fenway Park on April 3, 2023, in Boston. (Paul Rutherford/Getty Images)

“I’ve by no means performed something like that in my life, but when me, competitors’s every thing to me so I type of felt like I used to be being referred to as out proper there. Looking again on it, in all probability not the wisest choice I’ve made in my big-league profession, however yeah, shifting on.”

Fox News’ Scott Thompson contributed to this report.

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