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Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Shipped to Triple-A
The Marlins optioned Sanchez (shoulder) to Triple-A Jacksonville on Tuesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Sanchez has been throwing in camp as he works his way back from multiple shoulder surgeries, but he needs time. The hope is that he'll become an option for the Marlins' rotation at some point around midseason.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Throws another bullpen session
Sanchez (shoulder) threw another bullpen session Thursday, Joe Frisaro of ManOnSecondBaseball.com reports.
Sanchez now has three mound workouts under his belt as he continues his recovery from October arthroscopic shoulder surgery. There's no exact timetable for when he might be an option for the Marlins, but the talented 24-year-old is making steady strides in his rehab program.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Set for another bullpen session
Sanchez (shoulder) threw 15 pitches during a bullpen session Monday and will have another one Friday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez threw exclusively fastballs in the session, marking his first mound work of spring training. The 24-year-old has started the long process of returning from the arthroscopic shoulder surgery he underwent in October, and he'll likely be ramped up slowly in his throwing program over the coming months. In addition to rehabbing from shoulder surgery, Sanchez has reportedly dropped 46 pounds over the offseason as he prepares to return to game action for the first time since 2020. Sanchez had been a promising prospect prior to undergoing a pair of shoulder procedures the past two years, but his long-term outlook is uncertain.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Not expected to pitch until summer
Sanchez (shoulder) is not expected to be ready for game action until the summer, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.
Sanchez underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery in October, and has seen his development stalled by injuries -- particularly over the last couple of seasons. He's expected to start throwing bullpens soon and also reportedly got in significantly better shape over the offseason, but Miami is going to take things slowly with the 24-year-old. There's still reason for optimism in the long term, but Sanchez offers just as much risk as he does reward for 2023, if not more.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: On track for bullpen next week
Sanchez (shoulder) said Thursday he's hopeful to throw a bullpen session next week, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Sanchez told reporters earlier this month that he'd already been throwing off a mound, but next week could be his first official bullpen session of the spring. Making his way back from a second shoulder surgery, Sanchez lost upwards of 40 pounds over the offseason and is hoping to be part of the Marlins' Opening Day roster. More likely, he'll begin the season at Triple-A Jacksonville as he tries to make up for lost time.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Has lost 46 pounds
Sanchez (shoulder) told Daniel Alvarez-Montes of ElExtraBase.com on Friday that he's lost about 46 pounds this offseason.
This takes "best shape of your life" to a new level, although it does raise the question of just how much weight he'd put on the last couple of years while sidelined. Sanchez hasn't pitched in a game at any level since 2020, having undergone shoulder surgeries in July of 2021 and again last October. The right-hander said Friday that he's progressed to throwing bullpen sessions and he's hoping to be part of the Marlins' Opening Day roster. That might be a stretch given how much time he's missed, but it's clear he's found another gear when it comes to his motivation. At the very least, he'll be someone to keep a close eye on this spring.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Requires shoulder surgery
Sanchez will undergo surgery for right shoulder arthroscopic bursectomy Oct. 5, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Sanchez also underwent shoulder surgery in July of 2021 but had recently resumed throwing from 60 feet after receiving a cortisone shot in late August of this year. While it's not yet clear whether the right-hander suffered a setback that led to his upcoming procedure, he's expected to be back in action in time for spring training in 2023.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Throwing from 60 feet
Sanchez (shoulder) is throwing from 60 feet, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez has spent the last two seasons recovering from a shoulder injury that ultimately required surgery in July of 2021. He was slated to face hitters in early August but had his rehab process paused due to shoulder soreness and received a cortisone shot in late August. While he won't return to game action during the 2022 campaign, it's encouraging to see Sanchez throwing once again.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Cortisone injection on tap
Sanchez was diagnosed with inflammation in his right shoulder Friday and is scheduled to receive a cortisone injection Monday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Sanchez had his rehab program pause after he experienced shoulder discomfort last week, and the next steps in his recovery won't be known until after he receives the injection. The 24-year-old shouldn't be expected to see game action this year, but it appears he's avoided a significant setback.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Experiences shoulder discomfort
Sanchez (shoulder) experienced right shoulder discomfort Wednesday while throwing at the Marlins' spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla., Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Sanchez has been throwing bullpen sessions and was recently scheduled for a simulated game, but his progression will be paused due to the discomfort. According to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, the 24-year-old is scheduled to resume his throwing program Monday, so it appears to be a minor issue.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Scheduled for simulated game
Sanchez (shoulder) will throw two innings in a simulated game Saturday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
It's unclear exactly where Sanchez stands in his recovery, but he is ready to get back on the bump. While Sanchez may have a chance to pitch for the Marlins before the campaign comes to a close, it was reported in June that he was considered unlikely to do so.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Gearing up to face hitters
Sanchez (shoulder) is expected to face hitters this week for the first time since March 2021, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
The 24-year-old continues to take small steps forward in his recovery from 2021 shoulder surgery. Sanchez recently began throwing his slider again and tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday, but his fastball only reached 91 mph -- a far cry from the triple digits he flashed prior to his injury. "From our perspective, he's not having any issues with the shoulder," general manager Kim Ng said. "This is just a natural progression for him, so there's going to be some rust, of course. He'll still work all that out." On the bright side, Sanchez says he feels healthy, and while he's been frustrated with the pace of his recovery, he doesn't appear to be holding back on the mound and pitching like he's afraid of getting hurt again. "His work ethic has been great. We're excited. I know he feels great and he wants to be out there. It's just continuing his progression and being on him -- and I think his work ethic, right now, is he's ready to go," added Hector Crespo, the Marlins' director of Minor League operations. Without any further setbacks, Sanchez could compete for a spot in the Marlins' rotation next spring.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Throwing bullpen Saturday
Sanchez (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Sanchez resumed mound work in mid-June and has continued to throw side sessions over the last several weeks. The right-hander isn't expected to be cleared to pitch in 2022, but it's encouraging to see him continue to throw off a mound.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Slated for another side session
Sanchez (shoulder) will throw 20 pitches during a side session Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Sanchez threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday that apparently went well since he'll take on a similar workload this weekend. The right-hander will likely work on increasing his intensity over the coming weeks, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be able to return to game action at any level prior to the end of the 2022 season.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Side session planned
Sanchez (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a 20-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
The activity represents another incremental step forward for Sanchez, who was recently cleared to play catch off a mound but hadn't thrown any pitches. He'll likely need to complete several bullpen sessions featuring his full arsenal before the Marlins allow him to face hitters in live batting practice. Given the multiple hurdles Sanchez still has to clear in his recovery from shoulder surgery, he may not be cleared to pitch in 2022, even at the minor-league level.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Playing catch off mound
Sanchez (shoulder) will play catch off a mound Saturday, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
It was reported by Baseball America a few weeks ago that Sanchez is unlikely to return to game action this season, particularly in the majors, but he is still moving forward with his throwing program. Perhaps Sanchez could get work in during the Arizona Fall League if everything progresses well from here.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Unlikely to pitch this year
Sanchez (shoulder) is not expected to pitch this year, Kyle Glaser of Baseball America reports.
Glaser notes that it's not entirely off the table for Sanchez to get into game action at some point, but for fantasy purposes, it's probably best to assume he won't provide value in 2022. Sanchez most recently advanced to "dry mound" work, throwing around 75 mph.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 5-10, 160 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|