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Top Sixto Sanchez News

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 160 lbs
Birthplace: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic
Age: 24
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, R