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Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Renewed forearm tightness
Alcantara felt renewed forearm tightness following his rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Jacksonville, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Alcantara is headed to Miami to be evaluated this weekend by the Marlins' medical staff, and it's a safe bet that he is not going to be able to return before the end of the regular season. He tallied four strikeouts over four scoreless innings Thursday with Jacksonville while touching 98.3 mph with his fastball, but the right UCL sprain that sent him to the injured list Sept. 6 is still clearly an issue.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Fares well in rehab outing
Alcantara (forearm) allowed one hit and no walks while striking out four across four scoreless innings in a rehab outing with Triple-A Jacksonville on Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Alcantara put up an impressive stat line, but more importantly he managed to throw 51 pitches while mixing in all of his offerings. He also topped out at 98.3 mph. The next step for Alcantara is unclear, though he could get one more turn in the big-league rotation before the regular season comes to a close.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Rehab start Thursday
Alcantara (forearm) is scheduled to make a rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Jacksonville, Craig Mish of the Miami Herald reports.
If that outing goes smoothly, Alcantara could make it back for one final regular-season start and perhaps help the Marlins in their quest to claim an NL wild-card spot. He was diagnosed with a right UCL sprain earlier this month but has thrown a couple of side sessions without issue in the last week. Should next week's return come to fruition, Alcantara would likely be facing the Mets on the road at Citi Field.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Completes second side session
Alcantara (forearm) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Monday, his second since resuming his throwing program last week, Daniel Alvarez-Montes of ElExtraBase.com reports.
Per Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald, Alcantara made full use of his arsenal and indicated afterward the session that he was feeling good. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner remains hopeful to pitch again before the regular season ends, but he'll still need to face hitters in live batting practice or a simulated game before the Marlins are likely comfortable activating him from the 15-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Resumes throwing Wednesday
Alcantara (forearm/elbow) played catch Wednesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
It was his first time throwing a baseball since he landed on the 15-day injured list last Wednesday with what has since been diagnosed as a right UCL sprain. Alcantara seems doubtful to be activated when first eligible next Tuesday, but the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner could potentially return before the end of September if all goes well with his side work. Miami currently sits 1.5 games back of the Diamondbacks for the third NL Wild Card spot.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Not yet throwing
Alcantara (forearm) is rehabbing with the team in Milwaukee but has yet to resume throwing, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.
Alcantara was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday due to a right forearm flexor strain. A timeline for the right-hander's return could start to come into focus once he starts to ramp up baseball activities.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Lands on IL with flexor strain
Alcantara was placed on the 15-day injured list Wednesday, retroactive to Sept. 4, with right forearm flexor strain, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
According to Craig Mish of the Miami Herald, Alcantara informed the Marlins after his start against the Nationals on Sunday that he was experiencing some discomfort in his pitching arm. He is undergoing tests, but the Marlins have opted to go ahead and make an IL move. Alcantara will be eligible to return Sept. 19, but the results of the exams will offer a clearer picture as to when he might make it back.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Goes eight innings in win
Alcantara (7-12) earned the win Sunday, allowing four runs (two earned) on nine hits and two walks over eight innings against the Nationals. He struck out three.
The Nationals did most of their damage against Alcantara with a three-run fifth inning, though the right-hander battled his way through eight innings to earn his seventh win. It's been a bit of a struggle for Alcantara of late, as he's now allowed 15 runs (13 earned) in his last four starts (26.1 innings). Overall, he sports a 4.14 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and 151:48 K:BB across 28 starts (184.2 innings) this season. Alcantara is currently in line for a road matchup with the Phillies in his next outing.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Falls to Tampa Bay
Alcantara (6-12) took the loss Tuesday, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks over 5.2 innings against the Rays. He struck out four.
Alcantara held Tampa Bay to just one run through five innings, but the floodgates opened in the sixth when three hits and a hit-by-pitch resulted in three runs and Alcantara's removal from the game. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner seemed to be regaining his form in the second half of the season, but his last three starts have left a lot to be desired -- Alcantra has posted a 5.40 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and pedestrian 13:6 K:BB across 18.1 innings during that span.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Gets little help in loss
Alcantara (6-11) took the loss Wednesday, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks over 6.2 innings as the Marlins fell 4-0 to the Padres. He struck out three.
Last year's NL Cy Young Award winner didn't have his best stuff, managing only eight swinging strikes among his 105 pitches, but Alcantara was also backed by an offense that only managed four hits off San Diego pitching. Despite the stumble, the right-hander still sports a 3.02 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 50:11 K:BB through 56.2 innings since the All-Star break. He'll look to get back in the win column in his next start, likely to come at home next week against the Rays.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Gives up three homers in win
Alcantara (6-10) allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six over six innings to earn the win Friday over the Dodgers.
Alcantara was tagged for three home runs, but they were all solo shots, and the Marlins responded with five homers of their own. Alcantara has gone at least six innings in eight straight starts, posting six quality starts and a 3-3 record in that span. The Miami ace is at a 4.11 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 141:41 K:BB through 165.1 innings over 25 starts this season. He's projected for a road outing in San Diego next week.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Strikes out 10 in complete game
Alcantara (5-10) earned the win Saturday, allowing one run on five hits and two walks over nine innings against the Yankees while striking out 10.
Alcantara was dominant Saturday, not allowing a runner to reach second base until the top of the seventh after the right-hander was called for a balk, advancing Billy McKinney from first. The reigning National League Cy Young Award winner then allowed one run to come across in the frame before continuing his dominance over the final two innings to log his third complete game of the season. Alcantara also racked up a season-high 10 strikeouts in the contest and has now allowed one run or fewer in three of his last four starts.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Slips up versus Texas
Alcantara (4-10) allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and struck out seven without walking a batter over six innings, taking the loss Sunday versus the Rangers.
Alcantara had allowed just one run over his previous two starts combined, but the Rangers were able to tag him for a season-high three home runs. The right-hander didn't get any help from his offense, which managed just six hits and two walks Sunday. Alcantara is now at a 4.28 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 125:38 K:BB through 149.1 innings through 23 starts this season. He's projected for a home start versus the Yankees his next time out.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Fires eight scoreless frames
Alcantara did not factor into the decision Tuesday, allowing four hits and a walk over eight scoreless innings against Philadelphia. He struck out five.
Alcantara is finally starting to look like he did in his 2022 Cy Young campaign. He's now thrown 17 innings over his last two starts, allowing just one run on nine hits in that span. However, Alcantara was stuck with a no-decision Tuesday as the Phillies rallied to score three against David Robertson in the ninth inning. The 27-year-old Alcantara's pitched to a 2.02 ERA over his last five outings, lowering his ERA to 4.21 on the season with a 1.21 WHIP and 118:38 K:BB across 22 starts (143.1 innings). He's currently lined up for a tough road matchup with the Rangers this weekend.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Allows one run in complete game
Alcantara (4-9) earned the win Wednesday, allowing one run on five hits and one walk over nine innings against the Rays. He struck out seven.
Alcantara needed only 14 pitches to get through the first two innings before allowing a leadoff double to Josh Lowe in the third, which would lead to one run coming across for the Rays. The right-hander would allow just three singles and a walk from that point on en route to recording his second complete game of the season. It's been a disappointing year for Alcantara, though he's currently enjoying his best month of the season so far, posting a 3.31 ERA in July to go along with a 30:6 K:BB.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Falls to St. Louis
Alcantara (3-9) took the loss Wednesday, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings against the Cardinals. He struck out seven.
The Cardinals tagged Alcantara for four runs in the first inning, highlighted by a Nolan Gorman three-run homer. Alcantara was able to settle down and hold St. Louis off the board over his final five frames, but Miami couldn't overcome the early deficit. The 27-year-old right-hander had shown some improvement recently, delivering quality starts in three of his previous four outings. Still, it's been a disappointing campaign overall for Alcantara. His ERA is up to 4.70 with a 1.28 WHIP and 106:36 K:BB through 20 starts (126.1 innings). Alcantara's currently slated for another tough matchup against the Rays in his next start.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Sandy Alcantara: Stuck with loss in quality start
Alcantara (3-8) took the loss Friday, giving up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk over six innings as the Marlins were downed 5-2 by the Orioles. He struck out five.
For the first time this season, Alcantara delivered back-to-back quality starts. but Miami couldn't provide him with enough run support to get the right-hander into the win column. The team continues to keep a close eye on Alcantara's workload -- it's been nearly two months since he tossed 100 or more pitches in a start, but that hasn't resulted in significantly better numbers, as he has a 4.26 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 45:17 K:BB in 63.1 innings in those 10 outings. His next trip to the mound lines up for a series in St. Louis next week.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-5, 200 lbs|
|Birthplace: San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|