3 players the Miami Marlins aren't allowed to demote

There are multiple players that The Fish can't demote to the Minor Leagues
Jesus Sanchez
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Sixto Sanchez. What do you think when you hear his name? I wonder about what could have been if not for his health being so tragically bad over the last few years. The former top Philadelphia Phillies prospect debuted for the Miami Marlins back in the shortened 2020 season. He produced a 3.46 ERA/3.50 FIP, with 7.6 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9, in 7 games and 39.0 innings pitched. That was very promising and he followed that up....by being out with shoulder issues since.

These days it's unclear what his future holds. He is out of options so must stick on the Major League roster. I have a hard time seeing him cracking the rotation, as I'm not sure that it's safe to have him pitch more than a couple innings at a time. At the same time, I don't see him not even trying to make it in. He pitched one shutout inning in relief so far, so perhaps that is where he'll be. I expect him to make the bullpen and have a shot to make it as a shutdown reliever/future closing candidate.

The three top Miami Marlins who are out of options will all have a strong chance to stay on the team.

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