Dr. James Andrews clears Red Sox ace to throw: 3 notes

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After being treated for elbow inflammation, Red Sox ace Chris Sale has been given clearance from James Andrews, MD, to begin throwing again, RealGM reports.

Three things to know:

1. In August, Mr. Sale received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his left pitching elbow. He visited Dr. Andrews for a follow-up evaluation in late November.

2. Mr. Sale is on track with rehab, according to the team's general manager, and aims to participate in spring training.

3. Dr. Andrews is a founding partner of Gulf Breeze, Fla.-based Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in the world, and his center is internationally recognized for its sports medicine treatments.

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