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Anibal Sanchez shutdown

As Brickell reported in the Weekend Chum Bucket, Anibal Sanchez was shutdown.

t's back to square one for Anibal Sanchez.

Sanchez, who was bidding to rejoin the Florida Marlins' starting rotation before the All-Star break, was told to shut down his throwing program temporarily after complaining of discomfort in his surgically repaired right shoulder.


Sanchez was told to stop throwing after having the shoulder examined last week by Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery. Although Sanchez said Andrews did not discover any new damage, the pitcher was advised to take a step back as a precaution.

The 23-year-old right-hander, whose 10 wins as a rookie for the Marlins in 2006 included a no-hitter, said he intends to resume throwing later this week. But Sanchez, who had worked his way up to playing catch from a distance of 90 feet every other day, said he would go back to throwing soft toss at a shorter distance.


'They told me I have to wait for 10 days and start over again,'' Sanchez said of the latest recovery program. ``They said I had to start again because I felt pain when I was throwing at 90 feet.''

If he was feeling discomfort throwing at 90 feet and is now back to soft toss, it will be surprising to see him pitch at all for the Marlins in 2008.  Now, he may pitch in 2008, but probably only rehab assignments in the minors.

The 2006 season keeps rearing its ugly head.