"It depends how fast I heal," Sanchez said. "It's nothing like they're going to say, 'All right, you're going to wait for two weeks or one week.' It's nothing like that. It's how fast does my body heal that area."
Ausmus also said that surgery for Sanchez, last year's American League ERA leader, has not been discussed to this point.
Sanchez suffered a setback in his recovery on Monday, the club's off-day, while throwing.
Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Matt Slovin is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.