by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia worked around two hits and two walks in the first inning to allow just one run, but he got zero help from his offense in his team's 4-0 loss to the Reds Wednesday. It was Sanabia's sixth loss.
Sanabia ended up surrendering four earned runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out three. He served up two home runs to Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo. Sanabia is 2-6 with a 5.00 ERA after taking losses in each of his last five starts.
He'll try to get back in the win column Monday against the Phillies.
Marlins move Alex Sanabia back
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia, who is dealing with tightness in his right groin, will be pushed back in the rotation to give him extra time to loosen up, according to MLB.com. Sanabia will start Wednesday at home against the Reds, rather than Tuesday.
Sanabia has a 4.85 ERA in seven starts, with 22 strikeouts and 20 walks in 39 innings.
Marlins might skip Alex Sanabia's next start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Wednesday the team is considering going to a four-man rotation in order to skip Alex Sanabia, who suffered a groin injury Tuesday against the Padres. However, Redmond said the team hasn't finalized its rotation plans.
Sanabia's next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Reds.
"It was smart that he came out when he did and probably prevented a long-term thing," Redmond said, per The Miami Herald. "As much as we can overcome the position player injuries, the pitching would probably be even more devastating."
Alex Sanabia expects to make next start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia described his groin injury as "a little pull -- nothing serious, just minor." Sanabia, who left his start Tuesday at San Diego after 4 1/3 innings, said he expects to make his next start Tuesday against the Reds, according to The Miami Herald.
"We did a couple tests it was smooth and felt fine, didn't have any problems," Sanabia said. "I should be good for the next start."
Alex Sanabia exits with groin injury
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia was forced out of Tuesday's start against the Padres with right groin tightness.
Sanabia, who made the start in front of his hometown crowd, tweaked his groin in the fifth inning. He was checked out by trainers and was immediately taken out of the game. He pitched 4 1/3 innings and surrendered four runs on nine hits, including a two-run home run to Will Venable in the second. He is listed as day to day and is scheduled to be re-evaluated Wednesday.
Sanabia could be in danger of missing his next start against the Reds on Tuesday. He gave up five runs and six hits over six innings of work against Cincinnati on April 21. He is 1-2 with a 5.60 ERA at home this season.
Alex Sanabia drops third in a row
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia absorbed his third loss in a row in a 7-2 defeat by the Phillies Thursday.
Sanabia allowed four runs in five innings of work, however only two of them were earned, as the Marlins' defense let him down in the bottom of the fifth inning. Both earned runs came on a pair of solo home runs in the second and fourth innings.
Sanabia allowed six hits and two walks, while striking out four batters. Sanabia is 2-4 with a 4.67 ERA. He is scheduled to make his next start Tuesday in San Diego.
Alex Sanabia drops to 2-3
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia turned in a solid performance but suffered his third loss of the season Saturday against the Cubs.
Sanabia (2-3) surrendered a run in the first inning on a wild pitch and allowed an RBI single to Luis Valbuena in the second. The right-hander gave up three runs and six hits in 6 2/3 innings of the 3-2 loss. He struck out four and walked two in 92 pitches, 60 for strikes.
Sanabia has a 4.85 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP. He will try to get back on track Thursday at Philadelphia. The 24-year-old allowed a run in six innings in his last start at Citizens Bank Park.
Alex Sanabia struggling to find consistency
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia (2-2) was tagged for five runs and six hits over six innings during Miami's 10-6 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday. It was the second time this season he has surrendered at least five runs -- both coming in his two losses -- as his ERA ballooned to 5.09.
Sanabia also finished with more walks (five) than strikeouts (three) and was on the hook for his third homer allowed. He now has 14 total walks to 11 strikeouts over 23 innings.
Sanabia has alternated between quality and poor performances and will look to rebound in his next scheduled start Saturday at home against the Cubs.
Alex Sanabia picks up win No. 2
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) After getting rocked his last time out against the Braves, Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia bounced back with a solid outing as he picked up his second win of the season Tuesday night against the Nationals.
Sanabia (2-1), who made his third start of the year, surrendered run scoring doubles to Tyler Moore and Stephen Lombardozzi in the sixth inning. The right-hander was charged with two runs and six hits in six innings of work in an 8-2 victory. He also struck out three and walked three on 95 pitches, 60 for strikes.
Sanabia has a 4.24 ERA and a 1.71 WHIP over his first three starts. He is scheduled to face the Reds in Cincinnati Sunday afternoon. He has yet to face the Reds in his career. Sanabia has not allowed a run through his first six innings away from Marlins Park.
Alex Sanabia rocked in loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia was rocked in Wednesday's start against the Braves, allowing six earned runs on eight hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out four and surrendered two home runs.
The ugly performance was a clear departure from Sanabia's first start of the year, when he held the Mets scoreless in six innings of work. He's in line to face the Nationals at home in his next start.
Alex Sanabia pitches around trouble
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia was not particularly sharp in his season debut Friday against the Mets, but he managed to keep them off the board over six innings of work.
Sanabia struck out just one batter in the game, but held the Mets scoreless while pitching around six hits and three walks. He forced one double play in the game, picked off one baserunner, and otherwise did just enough to earn the win, 7-5.
Sanabia is expected to make his next start Wednesday against the Braves. He faced Atlanta three times in 2010, putting up a 3.86 ERA in 16 1/3 innings, but has not seen them since.
Alex Sanabia added to Marlins rotation
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Marlins starting pitcher Alex Sanabia found a way to crack the Marlins' opening day roster after all. With Henderson Alvarez and Nate Eovaldi starting the season on the disabled list, Sanabia was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday to occupy one of the vacant spots.
He is projected to make his season debut Friday at the Mets. After staking a strong claim to secure a spot in the rotation early in the spring, Sanabia faded in his last appearance, allowing four runs in fewer than three innings and Miami bumped him to the minors two days later.
Staff reductions hit Marlins
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) The Marlins made their first cut in the competition for the fifth spot in the starting rotation and optioned pitchers Alex Sanabia and Brad Hand to Triple-A New Orleans on Monday. Both players were considered longshots for the position. With three weeks left until opening day, Miami's competition for the final rotation spot now includes Wade LeBlanc, John Maine and Tom Koehler.
Sanabia roughed up vs. Nats
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/9/2013) Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia endured a rough outing as he allowed his first runs of the spring in Saturday's contest against the Nationals in Grapefruit League play. After cruising through the first inning, Sanabia allowed a two-run single to Stephen Lobardozzi in the second frame, the two more runs in the third. He allowed four runs on five hits on 2 2/3 innings or work -- his longest Grapefruit League outing of the year. He also struck out two and walked one.
Sanabia sharp in first start
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia completed two pristine innings during his first Grapefruit League start Saturday against the Mets. Sanabia, who has appeared as a reliever in two previous exhibition games, is considered one of several candidates for the fifth spot in the starting rotation. He tallied one strikeout and did not permit a walk as he maintained his perfect ERA through three games.