Injuries & Moves: Chargois close to return to mound

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Feb. 24: SS signs; RHP transferred to 60-day injured list
In order to make room for Anderson on the 40-man roster, the Marlins placed Alcantara, who is rehabbing from October 2023 Tommy John surgery, on the 60-day IL.

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RHP (neck spasms)
Expected return: In a few days
Chargois did all of his catch and medicine ball work on Feb. 27, and "everything checked out," per manager Skip Schumaker. The plan was for Chargois to go through his long toss progression on Feb. 28, and if it went well, he would return to the mound.

Chargois was scheduled to throw live batting practice on Feb. 23, but he didn't do so after experiencing neck spasms during his bullpen session before facing hitters. (Last updated: Feb. 28)

LHP (left shoulder soreness)
Expected return: TBD
Garrett, who has been dealing with general shoulder soreness, threw his second bullpen of the spring on Feb. 26. The other came on Feb. 23. When asked whether he would be ready for Opening Day, manager Skip Schumaker hinted that he might not.

"He's going to have a couple more bullpens, so I'm sure you can think about where that is headed," Schumaker said. "But I think the reality is he needs a couple more bullpens, and you need four or five before you get an outing out there. That was one. We'll see where he's at. Anything can happen, but he's going to need to throw more bullpens. But he felt really good coming out of it today." (Last updated: Feb. 26)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2025
Alcantara, who announced on Oct. 6 that he had undergone Tommy John surgery and would miss the 2024 season, was transferred to the 60-day injured list on Feb. 24 to make room on the 40-man roster for Tim Anderson.

Alcantara initially felt the discomfort on the 94th and final pitch of his Sept. 3 start against the Nationals and was diagnosed with a right forearm flexor strain. An MRI later revealed a right UCL sprain. He began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Jacksonville on Sept. 21 but shut himself down after experiencing forearm tightness. (Last updated: Feb. 24)