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Top Sixto Sanchez News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Advances to dry mound work

    Sanchez (shoulder) was cleared to begin "dry mound" work this week, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

    De Nicola notes that Sanchez will be throwing at around 75 miles per hour, so he's not yet arrived at the point in his rehab program from shoulder surgery where he's throwing normal bullpen sessions. That said, the activity marks another step forward for Sanchez, who had previously been limited to throwing off flat ground. Sanchez is without a definitive timeline to make his season debut, but he looks to be multiple weeks away from pitching in minor-league games, at the very least.

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  • Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Increases distance again

    Sanchez (shoulder) is now throwing from 105 feet, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

    Sanchez hasn't pitched since September of 2020 and continues to make very incremental progress from the from the shoulder injury which wiped out his entire 2021 campaign. He threw from 45 feet in late April, 60 feet in early May and 90 feet in the middle of the month. He's at least trending in the right direction, but not at a speed which suggests he'll be ready for a rehab assignment any time soon.

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  • Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Ups throwing distance

    Sanchez (shoulder) was cleared Monday to increase his throwing distance off flat ground to 90 feet, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

    Sanchez had previously been playing catch from about 60 feet, so the increased distance represents a small step forward in the right-hander's throwing program. The Marlins are likely to proceed cautiously with Sanchez, who hasn't progressed as quickly as initially anticipated from the shoulder surgery he underwent last July. Miami is unlikely to begin mapping out a minor-league rehab assignment for Sanchez until he completes multiple live batting practice sessions, an activity that isn't imminent at this stage.

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  • Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Increases throwing distance

    Sanchez (shoulder) has increased his throwing distance to 60 feet, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.

    Manager Don Mattingly said early last week that Sanchez had resumed playing catch from 45 feet, and he slightly increased his throwing distance approximately a week later. The right-hander was in a ramp-up process over the first half of 2021 before ultimately requiring shoulder surgery last July. As a result, the Marlins will likely bring Sanchez along slowly, and a better timetable for his return is unlikely to be revealed until he's able to resume mound work.

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  • Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Plays catch from 45 feet

    Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that Sanchez (shoulder) has resumed playing catch from 45 feet out, Byron Kerr of MLB.com reports.

    The ability to play light catch marks a major step forward for Sanchez, who hadn't been cleared for any throwing after reporting to spring training in early March while he continued his recovery the shoulder surgery he underwent last July. Given the multiple arm-related setbacks he's endured over the past two seasons, Sanchez is likely to be brought along slowly in his throwing program, so he could be several weeks away from getting back on the mound for a bullpen session. Even if he avoids any further complications during his buildup program, Sanchez likely won't be fully ramped up and ready to handle a starter's workload until the middle of the summer.

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  • Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Month away from throwing

    Sanchez (shoulder) has been shut down from throwing for at least another month, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.

    The right-hander has already been optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville and the Marlins are in no hurry to get him back on the mound, so it wouldn't be a surprise if his rest period ends up being even longer. Sanchez underwent shoulder surgery last July and felt discomfort while doing rehab exercises, causing the team to shut him down. The 23-year-old has only thrown 39 innings over the last two seasons, so even if he does finally get healthy over the summer and make it back to the majors, his workload will almost certainly be carefully monitored.

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  • Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Marlins optioned Sanchez (shoulder) to Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.

    Sanchez has yet to resume a throwing program since he was shut down earlier this month after experiencing continued discomfort in his surgically repaired right shoulder. At this stage, the Marlins aren't expecting him to be available until around midseason at the soonest, so the decision to remove him from the active roster doesn't come as a major surprise. Because Sanchez will likely be placed on Jacksonville's injured list rather than the Marlins', fantasy managers may not have the luxury of stashing the 23-year-old in a reserve slot during what's expected to be a prolonged absence to begin the season.

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  • Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Shut down from throwing

    Sanchez (shoulder) has been shut down to begin spring training, Jordan McPherson of The Miami Herald reports.

    A recent MRI on Sanchez's shoulder came back clean, but he's still feeling discomfort in his shoulder after undergoing surgery last July. With no timetable for his return to a mound, it's tough to judge how much Sanchez will be able to contribute for the Marlins in 2022, but the club will be cautious with a pitcher it still views as a potential rotation cornerstone if he can make a full recovery.

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  • Marlins' Sixto Sanchez: Likely out until midseason

    Sanchez is taking longer than expected to recover from July shoulder surgery and isn't expected back before midseason, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

    Heyman's report denied rumors that Sanchez is dealing with an entirely separate injury, but the short-term prognosis on the right-hander's health still doesn't seem to be good. The 23-year-old's inability to meet with team trainers during the lockout undoubtedly isn't helping his progress, though there have also been suggestions that Sanchez wasn't closely following the team's rehab plan. He's still young, so it's certainly possible he eventually gets healthy and lives up to his considerable potential, but Sanchez's fantasy value for the 2022 season takes a big hit with the news that he'll potentially be unavailable for at least half the campaign.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 160 lbs
Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Age: 23
Bats/Throws: R, R