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Marlins notes: Meyer, Eder, Sanchez

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The Marlins’ rotation has been a common point of discussion this offseason, as Miami considers ways to approach the veteran pitching as a way to tackle the offense. The front office’s main drive is their gun inventory, a group that includes a few talented young shooters who have returned from serious injuries.

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Former third year selection Max Meyer He cemented himself as one of the best prospects in the sport before being called up last July. The organization’s enthusiasm for this debut quickly turned sour, as the 23-year-old blew his elbow during his second major league start. He needed Tommy John surgery two weeks later.

As he nears the six-month mark in his recovery, Meyer makes an update Kyle Self from Hot Stove Show on his progress. The right-hander indicated that he has gained arm strength and hopes he can start throwing next month. “I think early February — until February 1st — is when I’ll start throwing up“,” Meyer told Silaf. “I started to move the elbow a little bit. … When spring training rolls around, I’m going to throw all these guys—I don’t know with the team or not—but I’m going to throw. He will come here very soon.

The young apprentice would certainly take things slow, though Christina Dinicola from MLB.com He writes that he is expected to begin a long throwing program as soon as he is able to throw again. Di Nicola adds that general manager Kim Ng indicated last month that Meyer would likely miss rehabilitating the entire 2023 season from the procedure, which often comes with a recovery time in excess of 14 months. There’s no indication that the schedule has changed – he’ll certainly need several months to gradually get back into game form from the first time he can pick up the ball – but it’s encouraging that he seems to be progressing well so far.

Meyer isn’t the only young Miami pitcher running back from Tommy John. the left Jake Eder He broke out as one of the more interesting runs in the minors with 15 stellar Double-A starts early in the 2021 campaign. The Vanderbilt product imploded and went through TJS at the end of August of that year; He missed all of last season’s recovery. Di Nicola writes that Eder, who began throwing up nearly 10 months after the operation, is expected to be at full strength in spring training.

Eder was not on the 40-man roster and will certainly start next season in an upper minor league affiliate. Those 15 Double-A starts are the 24-year-old’s only career experience, and the organization has MLB depth on the field to not rush Eder into the big leagues. If his stuff returns to pre-season levels and he succeeds again in the upper minors, it looks like he could put himself on the radar for a call-up later in the season.

Sixto SanchezMeanwhile, he has now lost two consecutive seasons to bear issues. Still only 24 years old, he’s the former top prospect and main pivot at JT Realmoto Trade plummeted on Miami’s depth chart in the wake of those injuries. Sanchez underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery last October, the club announced just when he was expected to return to spring training. Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald He offers a reasonably promising update, writing that Sanchez has been casting bullpen sessions lately. backstop Nick Fortiswho recently picked up one of Sanchez’s drills, expressed optimism about the form of the young pitcher heading into a playoff.

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