Red Sox put Chris Sale back on the disabled list

He has a 12-4 record and 1.97 ERA in 23 starts this season.

Chris Sale
Red Sox ace Chris Sale has "mild left shoulder inflammation" and is back on the disabled list. –Patrick Semansky / AP Photo

The Red Sox placed lefthanded pitcher Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list on Saturday, the second time this month he has been on the DL.

The Red Sox said Sale has “mild left shoulder inflammation,’’ the same reason given when he went on the DL on Aug. 1. He returned on Aug. 12 and pitched five innings, striking out 12, in a victory over the Orioles.

Sale has a 12-4 record and 1.97 ERA in 23 starts this season.