CHICAGO (AP) -Florida Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who pitched a no-hitter against the Diamondbacks last September, will undergo exploratory arthroscopic shoulder surgery Thursday.
``They're going to take a look in there with a scope,'' general manager Larry Beinfest said Wednesday. ``I don't think they know exactly what it is, but they're going to need to take a look.''
It's not clear how long Sanchez will be sidelined, but he could be lost for the season.
``Obviously he's going to have surgery, so it's going to be a while,'' Beinfest said. ``We'll know more tomorrow after he has it done.''
Sanchez was 10-3 with a 2.83 ERA in 2006 but made only six starts this year, going 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA, before he was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque on May 4. He then went on the minor league DL a few days later. He hasn't pitched with the Marlins since May 2, when he went 3 1-3 innings against the Mets.
Sanchez had been scheduled to be examined Wednesday by noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Ala.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Pirates, Cubs kick off highly anticipated series Coming off a four-game sweep of the lowly Brewers, Pittsburgh’s about to undertake a much more daunting assignment.
Thumbnail Mariners vs. Rangers Pick Should the Texas Rangers expect a big win when they host NL West foe, the Seattle Mariners tonight at 8:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Twins vs. Indians Pick Should the Cleveland Indians have any trouble with the Minnesota Twins when the two meet up tonight at 7:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Rays vs. Red Sox Pick Can the Boston Red Sox continue to win with their star pitcher on the mound when they host the Tampa Bay Rays tonight...
Thumbnail Reds vs. Angels Prediction What's the best play tonight in Los Angles where the Angels will host the Reds at 10:05PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages