BOSTON (AP) ó The Red Sox have exercised their $15 million option for next season on ace left-hander Chris Sale.Sale will earn $15 million in the final season of a five-year contract he signed with the Chicago White Sox before the 2013 season that guaranteed $32.5 million http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/a...andberg-jersey , including a 2017 option buyout. He had a $12.5 million salary this season in the first of two option years and will wind up earning $59 million over seven seasons plus award bonuses.Sale can become a free agent after the 2019 World Series.In addition, infielder Eduardo Nunez exercised his $5 million player option rather than become a free agent.The 2017 AL Cy Young Award runner-up and a seven-time All-Star Billy Williams Jersey , Sale struck out the side in the ninth inning of World Series Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers to close out Bostonís fourth championship in 15 seasons. Boston announced its decision Tuesday, two days after the finale.The 29-year-old earned his first playoff victory in Game 1 of the AL Division Series against the New York Yankees. Sale went 12-4 with a 2.11 ERA and 237 strikeouts in 27 regular-season starts in his second season in Boston.He was among the favorites to win the Cy Young this season before shoulder issues during the seasonís second half.Nunez hit .265 with 10 homers and 44 RBIs in 502 plate appearances http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/a...-lester-jersey , playing second base and third. Rob Leiter/Getty ImagesHouston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve didn't play in Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers.Per Mark Berman of Fox 26, Altuve will be placed on the 10-day disabled list with a knee injury."I feel better Fergie Jenkins Jersey , actually way better than yesterday," Altuve told Berman. "...We're just being careful right now. The main thing is I feel way better today than yesterday." Kyle Newman of the Denver Post noted on Wednesday the Astros' All-Star was experiencing discomfort in his right knee during a game against the Colorado Rockies and had to leave. Altuve didn't play in Friday's game against the Rangers either.In his eighth MLB season http://www.chicagocubsteamshop.com/a...-maddux-jersey , Altuve has been in the midst of another stellar year. He hasn't quite hit for the same power he did during his MVP campaign in 2017 but is slashing .329/.392/.464 with nine home runs and 46 runs batted in.Marwin Gonzalez has been handling second base duties with Altuve out, and will likely continue to do so for the time being.