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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sanchez signs!

For 4 years (2006-2009) Anibal Sanchez spent much of his time on the DL from variety of right shoulder/elbow issues.
The off-season leading into the 2010 season Anibal and I were introduced to each other and thus our 1st off-season strength training program began. It was during this time that Anibal was arbitration eligible and awarded $1.25 million.

Fast forward - 2010 recap: Anibal leads the team in innings pitched (195) and games started (32) while finishing 13-12 with a 3.55 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Most importantly, he spent ZERO time on the DL for the first time in his MLB career.

Pretty damn good comeback from 4 previous DL plagued seasons. So good that the Marlins avoided arbitration for 2011 by signing Anibal to a one-year $3.7 million contract. This kind of money was clearly performance based from 2010.

And now, we are 4 weeks out from his 2011 spring training report date of Feb 18th. He is well ahead of schedule and ready to bring it in '11.

Best of luck!

Go hard in the yard.


Thurman Hendrix said...

Congrats to both of you. AB, loved the hip post as well. So many people want to focus on the shoulder in terms of injury prevention for baseball players, but the hips fire before the shoulder when throwing. If the hips are off, the shoulder doesn't have a chance.

AB said...

Hey Thurm. Well said. Great to hear from you. Hope all is going well. Stay in touch.