Miami Marlins News: Sixto Sanchez Officially Ruled Out For 2021 Season
The Sixto Sanchez roller coaster for the 2021 season has finally finished its wild run. While everyone was hopeful that the Miami Marlins future ace would see at-least some playing time this year, that will unfortunately not be the case for remainder of the 2021 season.
After a promising 2020 season, Sanchez had a rocky beginning of the year with reports of right shoulder inflammation. From there, something just did not seem right with his rehab, constantly being put on a regiment to throw from 120 feet, but then being taken off due to his shoulder injury taking steps back.
In fact, Sanchez has battled injury troubles since even before he made it to Miami. He spent time on the IL in 2018 with the Phillies minor league affiliate Clearwater Threshers for right elbow inflammation as well.
The Miami Marlins pitching staff has stepped up.
Even without Sanchez, the Marlins greatest strength this season has been their pitching. They have the 5th best team ERA in the MLB at 3.41, while also having allowed the fewest HR’s this season having only allowed 64.
While names such as Rogers, Alcantara, and Lopez have been excellent, the Marlins have also had an upstart from Zach Thompson. After just starting his major league career last month, Thompson is currently 2-2 with a 2.25 ERA.
The Marlins also have last year’s First Round pick Max Meyer waiting in the wings. Selected to the 2021 MLB Futures Game, Meyer is currently 4-1 with a 1.67 ERA. Meyer has been filthy all year long, and seems to be well on his way to be impactful for the Miami Marlins for years to come.
Maybe the Marlins knew Sanchez would eventually have to be shut down, but decided to wait for the Marlins to seem almost certain to be out of playoff contention to do it. We can now officially close the book on seeing Sanchez in 2021, and look forward to hopefully a return in 2022.