Sanches injury update

In his mind, he has a target date of when to return.

Marlins reliever Brian Sanches is eyeing when the Marlins are in Houston rom April 20-22.

A more realistic return, however, may be April 23-25, when Florida travels to Colorado.

“I’d like to be back for Houston, but Colorado may be more likely,” Sanches said on Sunday morning. “It’s all tentative.”

Sanches is on the 15-day DL with a strained right hamstring. He did some running on Sunday morning, and he threw off flat ground at 120 feet. His next step is to throw off the mound on Monday and Wednesday. By next weekend, the setup reliever could be pitching in Minor League rehab assignment games.

Sanches is expected to be one of the Marlins prime right-handed setup relievers. But on April 2 he injured his hamstring while throwing a warmup pitch before an exhibition against Double-A Jacksonville.

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

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