Marlins' Sixto Sanchez to Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Out for Season with Injury

AP Photo/David J. Phillip Sixto Sanchez, the Miami Marlins' starting pitcher, will have season-ending surgery following an MRI that revealed a small tear to his posterior capsule. According to Jordan McPherson, the Miami Herald reported that Sixto Sanchez, the 22-year old, will be able to return for spring training next year. In seven starts, Sanchez was 3-2 and had a 3.46 ERA. In 39 innings, he struck out 33 batters. Christina De Nicola, of MLB.com, explained why the right-hander didn't pitch this year. His arrival at camp was delayed by a visa issue and a COVID-19 false negative. Sanchez caught up during Spring Training. It was during a simulation game on March 31st to increase his pitch count, in preparation for joining the ballclub, that Sanchez experienced right shoulder inflammation. De Nicola reports that Sanchez was "slightly uncomfortable" during his throwing session between bullpen sessions. On June 29, Craig Mish from SportsGrid reported that Sanchez was throwing 120 feet. However, MLB Pipeline's No. The 11th overall prospect will be available until 2022. In 2015, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Sanchez (6'0" and 234 lbs) as a free agent. He was a minor league player until February 2015, when he was traded to Miami by Philadelphia for J.T. Realmuto.