Lindstrom throwing, Kiko close
Friday was an active day for Marlins pitchers on the disabled list.
Closer Matt Lindstrom threw off flat ground for about 10 minutes. It’s the first time the right-hander is tossing a ball since he went on the DL with a right elbow sprain on June 24.
“I felt better than I thought I was going to,” Lindstrom said. “It was coming out of my hand pretty good for being 10 days off.”
Lindstrom is scheduled to continue throwing daily. When the Marlins head to San Francisco after Sunday’s game, the right-hander expects to stay in South Florida. He expects to continue his throwing program at the team’s Roger Dean complex in Jupiter, Fla.
Lindstrom hasn’t ruled out being activated shortly after the All-Star Break.
Reliever Kiko Calero, on the disabled list since June 21, is slated to throw in rehab assignment games for Class A Jupiter on Saturday and Monday. If all goes well, Calero could rejoin the team in Arizona. The Marlins open a four-game set with the Diamondbacks on July 9.
Starter Anibal Sanchez, out with a right shoulder sprain since June 4, is slated to throw a light bullpen session on Saturday. The Marlins aren’t pushing it with Sanchez. There is no time line as to when he may be back.
Not much has changed in the status of utility man Alfredo Amezaga, who has been resting a bone bruise to his left knee since May 21.
Amezaga visited Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Co., on Wednesday. The diagnosis remains a bone bruise, and Amezaga has been advised to keep resting.
– Joe Frisaro