One step closer to returning from shoulder surgery last June, Anibal Sanchez threw off a mound on Friday in front of pitching coach Mark Wiley.
“It was only his fifth time off the mound, but he looked good,” Fredi Gonzalez said. Sanchez is feeling pretty motivated, saying that he hopes to return to the rotation by the All Star Break. The Marlins have not set a return date, but the session was for 60 pitches and the results were quite encouraging.
Sanchez’s session comes only a day after Josh Johnson threw off the mound. Both pitchers are recovering from surgeries and no return date yet is expected but both could be back sometime this season.