SP - MIA
Marlins SP Sandy Alcantara announced that he underwent Tommy John Surgery Friday.
Alcantara was placed on the injured list in September and eventually was shut down due to a sprained UCL. The 28-year-old will now miss the 2024 season and focus on rehabbing for the 2025 season.
Marlins SP Sandy Alcantara (forearm) will make a rehab start Thursday with Triple-A Jacksonville.
Alcantara could return to the Marlins in time for the end of the regular season if he avoids any setbacks Thursday. The 28-year-old has tossed a couple of side sessions recently without any pain.
Marlins SP Sandy Alcantara (elbow) played catch Wednesday, his first time throwing a baseball since being placed on the 15-day IL.
Alcantara has now been diagnosed with a right UCL sprain. The 28-year-old is unlikely to be activated from the injured list when first eligible. Alcantara will focus on continuing to rehab through his throwing program to hopefully return before the end of the season.
Miami Marlins pitcher Sandy Alcantara has been placed on the 15-day injured list with a right forearm flexor strain.
This is potentially a devastating development for a Marlins team that enters play Wednesday just a half game back of the final Wild Card spot in the National League. The 2022 NL Cy Young winner tossed a 2.28 ERA last season but regressed to a 4.14 mark across 28 starts this season, including eight innings of two-run ball his last time out. Fantasy managers should prepare for the event Alcantara is shut down for the season while dynasty managers would be adversely affected in the scenario that the right-hander will require surgery.
Sandy Alcantara turned in an impressive performance on Sunday, pitching eight solid innings and earning the win as the Marlins defeated the Nationals 6-4.
Alcantara allowed just two earned runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out three batters. With this outing, Alcantara lowered his season ERA to 4.19. While his strikeout numbers have been relatively low with a 7.4 K/9, Alcantara has been able to limit damage with a 1.22 WHIP and a solid 3.15 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Fantasy managers can continue to rely on Alcantara for consistent production, especially in favorable matchups.