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Offishial news, 7/6/21: Sixto needs surgery; #PayMarte update

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The latest Miami Marlins coverage coming off a hectic day.

Sixto Sanchez #45 of the Miami Marlins poses during Photo Day at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Getty Images

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  • FiveThirtyEight gives the Marlins a 40% chance to win their next game against the Dodgers.
  • A small tear was discovered in Sixto Sánchez’s throwing shoulder months ago, according to Craig Mish. After unsuccessful rehab efforts, Sánchez will undergoing season-ending surgery with the goal of being back to full strength for the start of 2022 spring training.
  • Mish also reported Monday that the Marlins put a three-year, $30 million contract extension on the table for Starling Marte. But he later clarified that the terms of the multi-year offer are unknown. Mish and Jordan McPherson add in their piece that the organization expects to draft position players with both of its top two MLB Draft picks (No. 16 and No. 31 overall).
  • Just in case, Hector Rodriguez has another draft prospect profile for you: right-hander Will Bednar. Our next podcast episode will cover the Marlins’ 2021 draft approach.
  • By Win Probability Added, Jorge Alfaro’s game-winning home run on Monday was the third-most impactful of his career.
  • Anthony Bender became the 80th pitcher in Marlins history to record a save.
  • LoanDepot Park nearly doubled its 2021 single-game attendance record with an announced crowd of 15,920.
  • The latest Fish Stripes Live show was possibly our best one yet! You can rewatch it here if you missed the livestream.