The Miami Marlins have a few injuries, and while that may not be as impactful on The Fish's playoff chances as expected. Ace Sandy Alcantara, former prized acquisition Sixto Sanchez and designated hitter Jorge Soler are all currently on the injured list. We now have some updates on their progress. when are they coming back? How are they doing?
A trio of Miami Marlins players are dealing with injuries.
Sandy Alcantara was unable to even come close to last season's National League Cy Young award winning campaign. He has a 4.14 ERA/4.04 FIP, wit 7.4 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 in 28 games and 184.2 innings pitched. All of those numbers are worse than his numbers last season. He's currently on the IL due to a right forearm flexor strain. This is actually the first time in his career that he's been placed on one with an arm injury!
Sandy has not started throwing so far, but is rehabbing his injured arm. Manager Skip Schumaker said:
"He says he feels good, which is a positive sign. He's on the trip, which is a positive sign. We'll just go day by day and see where he is."
He also said that there are no other updates. This is both positive and negative. Sandy doesn't seem to be too seriously injured, however we also don't know when he'll be back. We also know that he's not throwing yet, and that can't be good news.
Fellow pitcher Sixto Sanchez is still recovering from right shoulder surgery. He suffered another setback in June due to "slight shoulder soreness". At this point, Sixto hasn't pitched in the Major Leagues since 2020. You read that right 2020. He had 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. It's a shame how things turned out with him. He's a part of one of the worst trades in team history. He's expected to finally pitch next season.
Jorge Soler is out with a right oblique strain and it's unclear when he'll be back. He started a hitting program yesterday. He is also undergoing physical therapy. The oft-injured slugger has been worth 1.5 WAR, while batting .240/.329/.513 with 35 home runs and 71 RBI, in 126 games and 466 AB. The injury is more evidence that he should be allowed to leave as a free agent after the season.