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Anibal progressing in rehab work at Triple-A

Veteran righty came out of first rehab start OK
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PHILADELPHIA -- Anibal Sanchez will make another rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday as he continues to recover from a right hamstring strain.

Sanchez was hit hard during a rehab start Monday in his first appearance since April 13. The veteran right-hander gave up eight runs on eight hits, including two homers, and three walks in 3 2/3 innings against Durham.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Anibal Sanchez will make another rehab start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday as he continues to recover from a right hamstring strain.

Sanchez was hit hard during a rehab start Monday in his first appearance since April 13. The veteran right-hander gave up eight runs on eight hits, including two homers, and three walks in 3 2/3 innings against Durham.

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While Sanchez's pitching line wasn't pretty, Braves manager Brian Snitker said the 34-year-old's hamstring felt good after the outing.

"As long as he felt good. His leg was good and all that," Snitker said. "That was fine. The results just weren't real good."

It's unclear when Sanchez will rejoin the Braves. But if he pitches Saturday at Triple-A, he would be unavailable for Monday's doubleheader against the Mets.

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Soroka in line for bullpen session

Mike Soroka, the Braves' other injured starting pitcher, is in line to throw a bullpen session later this week, Snitker said. Soroka hit the disabled list last week with shoulder inflammation, but he played catch Monday at Citizens Bank Park.

The 20-year-old rookie made three Major League starts before hitting the disabled list. Soroka has a 3.68 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and a 9.2 K/9 rate with the Braves this season.

Stephen Pianovich is a contributor to MLB.com based in Philadelphia.

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