From Sixto Sanchez’s surgery to roster returns, a lengthy Marlins transaction update

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The Miami Marlins gave a slew of injury and transaction updates prior to their series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday at American Family Field.

Here’s the rundown:

Right-handed pitcher Sixto Sanchez, who has not pitched in a live game since 2020, has surgery scheduled on Oct. 5 with Dr. Neal ElAttrache for right shoulder arthroscopic bursectomy. He’s expected to be back for spring training.

First baseman/designated hitter Garrett Cooper has been placed on the 10-day injured list andis back in Miami to see a hand doctor after the pinkie in his left hand was fractured when he was hit by a pitch on Tuesday.

Right-handed pitcher Edward Cabrera (right ankle) threw an 18-pitch bullpen session that pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. said went well. The plan for now is for Cabrera to make his start as scheduled on Saturday.

Shortstop Miguel Rojas (wrist) worked out with the team pregame Thursday but was not in the starting lineup.

Right-handed pitcher Tommy Nance (groin), infielder Joey Wendle (hamstring) and Avisail Garcia (hamstring) were activated from the injured list.

Outfielder Jesus Sanchez was recalled.

Left-handed relief pitcher Steven Okert has been placed on the 15-day injured list with left triceps tightness.

Utility player Luke Williams and outfielder Jerar Encarnacion have been optioned to Triple A Jacksonville, but they will remain with the team in Milwaukee since the minor-league season has ended.