27 July 2011
Josh Johnson- A new report came out today, starting from Joe Heyman of SI.com and spread like wildfire, that Josh Johnson is done for the year with inflammation in his throwing shoulder. While it is understandable why this story has had the legs it has had, since he has not thrown a baseball since the end of June, the Marlins are denying the report. The news report came as a surprise to Manager Jack McKeon, pitching coach Randy Sinclair, and Team President Larry Beinfest.
The Marlins actually saying now that they hope that Josh will start a throwing program some time within the next week. The plan right now is to have him throw four to seven days of long toss before he moves to a mound and throws three to five bullpen sessions every other day. Then the right-hander would pitch a simulated game and make two or three rehab starts before returning for the final month of the season. "You're talking, for me, a month," St. Claire said. "Then, if he gets in three or four starts at the end of the year, you're happy with that, because he can go home saying, 'OK, I feel good. Everything went fine.' It's physically beneficial, but probably more so mentally."
Gaby Sanchez- Gaby has missed the last two games due to tightness in his hamstring that he felt before the game on Tuesday. Gaby is listed as day-to-day and luckily for the Marlins Greg Dobbs has been amazing thus far filling in for Gaby at first base and hitting .500 (5-10 with 5RBI and a home run) in those two games.
Chris Coghlan- Chris is in Double-A Jacksonville doing his rehab and unfortunately it is not going the way that most would have hoped for. In five games with the Suns is 4-19 (.211) with only one extra base hit, and now some inflammation in his right knee has caused a minor set back. Coghlan will miss a few games until the inflammation goes down as the Marlins organization only want him to play when he is completely healthy.
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