Just a few days before the first pitch of the 2019 MLB season, the Boston Red Sox extended the contract of star pitcher Chris Sale. Sale and the Red Sox have agreed to a 5-year, $150 million extension. This comes on the heels of his closing performance in the World Series and great showcases on the mound since he came to Boston.
The Red Sox now have Chris Sale and David Price under big contracts and they will be the team's one-two punch for starting pitching. Chris Sale will open the season for the Red Sox on the road against the Seattle Mariners, who have already played an opening series in Japan against the Oakland Athletics.
The only question that has come with Chris Sale is can he stay healthy all season and into the playoffs. Last season, the Red Sox made sure he rested and was set up well for the playoffs and the World Series so maybe they have found the secret formula and that is why they made Chris Sale a very high paid man.
The Red Sox will have their home opener on April 9th against a team in the division, the Toronto Blue Jays. If the Red Sox go with a five-man rotation, David Price would be slotted to start the home opener at Fenway Park.