MIAMI (AP) -Florida Marlins right-hander Anibal Sanchez wants big league pay while he's on the disabled list with a shoulder injury, and the Major League Baseball Players Association has filed a grievance on his behalf.
The grievance contends Sanchez was injured when demoted to the minors, in violation of the collective bargaining agreement, union attorney Jeff Fannell said Wednesday.
The union contends Sanchez should be on the major league disabled list, which would mean an additional salary of more than $1,400 per day, Fannell said.
The Marlins said Sanchez didn't tell them about discomfort in his pitching shoulder until after he was demoted May 4 to Triple-A Albuquerque. He'll miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery June 21 for a torn labrum, and it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for spring training in 2008.
Sanchez nursed a sore shoulder last offseason and made only six starts this year, going 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA.
A meeting between the union and commissioner's office to discuss the grievance is likely. If no settlement is reached, the issue could go to arbitration.

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.
Advertisement

MLB Team Pages