Sore right shoulder forces Sanchez to disabled list
Demoted last week to Triple-A Albuquerque, Sanchez was placed on the Isotopes' DL complaining of a sore right shoulder. The injury was diagnosed as tendinitis, and he'll wait at least a week before he resumes throwing.
Sanchez threw a no-hitter for the Marlins last September and finished his rookie year 10-3 with a 2.83 ERA. He nursed a sore shoulder during the offseason and struggled during the first month of this season, allowing 43 hits and 19 walks in 30 innings. He's 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA in six starts.
"When we sent him down, he was fine," Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday. "He said something that we had our medical people look at, and there's a little something there. We took a precaution and shut him down."
Sanchez is the fourth starting pitcher to go on the disabled list for Florida. Right-handers Ricky Nolasco (elbow) and Sergio Mitre (blister) have since rejoined the rotation, but Josh Johnson (elbow) remains out until at least June.
Gonzalez said there was no indication Sanchez's shoulder still bothered him, and his velocity was fine.
"There may be a chance he didn't want to say anything and wanted to pitch through it," Gonzalez said. "He never said anything until we had optioned him down."
Sanchez had been scheduled to make his first start Tuesday for Albuquerque.
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