Injuries & Moves: Garrett (shoulder) 'felt good' throwing

February 17th, 2024
Christina De Nicola

With camp back in session in Jupiter, Fla., this page will be continually updated with injury updates and roster moves throughout Spring Training.

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Feb. 17: LHP Braxton Garrett dealing with general shoulder soreness
Garrett, who hasn't thrown a bullpen session since pitchers and catchers reported Thursday, threw out to 105 feet. He "felt good" as the volume continues to go up. He also threw Thursday and Friday under the training staff's supervision.

"The offseason was a little tough for me," Garrett said. "Just seemed like the shoulder didn't bounce back as well as usual, but like I said, we're on the come-up now, just it's taking a little bit longer."

Feb. 14: OF traded to the Orioles for cash
Designated for assignment last Friday, Burdick had a .649 OPS in his first 139 MLB plate appearances from 2022-23. Burdick, who turns 27 on Feb. 26, had fallen down the 40-man outfield depth chart. With his departure, the first five picks by Miami in the 2019 MLB Draft are no longer in the organization.

Feb. 13: INF claimed by the Yankees and RHP claimed by the Phillies
Groshans had been designated for assignment on Feb. 7 as the corresponding roster move for the addition of infielder Jonah Bride. Acquired in the Anthony Bass/Zach Pop trade with Toronto in 2022, the 24-year-old Groshans appeared in just 17 MLB games for Miami. Once a top prospect, he had fallen on the 40-man infield depth chart. Ort, who had been claimed by the Marlins on Dec. 1 from the Mariners, was DFA'd on Feb. 7 as the corresponding roster move for right-hander Declan Cronin.

INJURY UPDATES

RHP (right shoulder surgery)
Expected return
: 2024
Sánchez threw a bullpen side during the first pitchers and catchers workout. Prior to the session, he said he felt 90-95 percent and "way, way better" than springs past.

"He's going to have to progress," manager Skip Schumaker said. "That's the reality. He's in big league camp. He's got a chance just like anybody else, but he's going to have to show something just like the rest of the guys that he's ready to be a part of this thing."

Sánchez was continuing his throwing program with Triple-A Jacksonville in late September. He was previously scheduled for a bullpen session on Sept. 15 and another outing (one or two innings, or 25 pitches) with Double-A Pensacola on Sept. 17, but he did not appear in the game.

Sánchez threw one scoreless inning for the Blue Wahoos on Sept. 12, in his first game action since 2021 Spring Training. He previously experienced a setback in June, with what the team called “slight shoulder soreness,” following an extended spring camp game.

"I felt really happy being back on the mound," Sánchez said via interpreter Luis Dorante Jr. "I know it was just one inning. I didn't feel 100 percent, but I was very happy [with] the fact that I was out there ready to give all I got." (Last updated: Feb. 15)

RHP (Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: 2025
Alcantara announced on Oct. 6 that he had undergone Tommy John surgery and would miss the 2024 season. 

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: Oct. 7)