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Aaron Sanchez | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Sanchez allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.
Sanchez lacked his best stuff -- he struck out just two while also walking two -- but did his best to keep the Jays in the contest despite it. It was his third consecutive quality start, despite dropping to 1-2 on the year. The right-hander will try to improve on that record next Wednesday, carrying a 3.86 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into a matchup with the MLB-best Red Sox. Apr 19 - 9:45 PM

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Aaron Sanchez took a no-hitter into the eighth inning Tuesday in a 2-1 victory over the Orioles.

Sanchez was economical with his pitches in cruising through seven frames without yielding a base knock before a Tim Beckham scorcher to lead off the eighth got by Josh Donaldson to end the no-hit bid. The righty gave up two more hits and the lead in the frame but escaped further damage with an inning-ending double play. A Curtis Granderson homer in the top of the ninth made Sanchez a winner. Sanchez walked five on the night and struck out only four, so as far as no-hit bids go it wasn’t the sexiest. Still, we’re not going to complain. The right-hander gets the Royals next.
Apr 10 - 9:59 PM

Aaron Sanchez posted a quality start in a no-decision against the White Sox on Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits over his six innings of work.

Sanchez punched out seven on the evening while walking two. Matt Davidson clubbed a solo homer off of him in the second inning, then the White Sox scratched out a pair of runs in the fifth inning. Still looking for his first victory of the season, Sanchez will take on the Orioles in Baltimore his next time out on Tuesday.
Apr 4 - 10:06 PM

Aaron Sanchez yielded four runs over 5 2/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Yankees.

He was pulled after giving up a two-run double to Tyler Wade in the sixth. Sanchez allowed eight hits in all while walking four batters and striking out two. He threw just 48 out of his 89 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old possesses nasty stuff, but he struck out just 161 batters in 192 innings when he led the AL with a 3.00 ERA in 2016. The good news is that he appears to finally be over his blister/finger issues.
Mar 30 - 10:12 PM

Aaron Sanchez limited the Braves to two runs -- one earned -- and two hits in a loss Monday.

Sanchez struck out four and walked none in another solid outing. He had a 3.06 ERA and a 16/2 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings and there haven't been any blister concerns, so he should be moving up draft lists.
Mar 19 - 5:37 PM

Aaron Sanchez improved to 2-1 this spring after allowing two runs in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Braves.

Sanchez allowed six hits, walked one and struck out three. Ronald Acuna homered off him. Sanchez has a 3.97 ERA after four outings this spring, though the important thing is just that he get through the month without any blisters.
Mar 13 - 5:23 PM

Aaron Sanchez fanned five while allowing one run over three innings Thursday against the Orioles.

Sanchez's finger is holding up just fine so far, and he's struck out nine batters in seven innings this spring. The debate over whether he could maintain his 2016 success with mediocre peripherals was put on hold as blisters ruined his 2017 season, but it's back on again now. The big difference is that he can be had as a late-round flier in many mixed leagues now. Last year, he was one of the first 25-30 starters off the board.
Mar 8 - 4:31 PM

Aaron Sanchez allowed just one base hit and no runs while firing three shutout frames against the Twins on Saturday.

He notched two strikeouts without issuing a walk. The only knock he allowed was a double by Taylor Featherston. Sanchez battled severe blister issues all of last season but it has not been a problem so far this spring. He has a career 3.01 ERA in 103 games, including 49 starts. He pitched in only eight games last year due to the blisters.
Mar 3 - 5:16 PM

Aaron Sanchez (blister) made it through his first Grapefruit League outing against the Tigers without any issues on Sunday.

Sanchez threw 22 pitches, allowing a pair of runs on two hits and a hit batter in his inning of work, but he felt good and the ball touched 96 mph on the radar gun. The right-hander noted afterwards, "I think my finger is in a good spot," Sanchez said. "There were no issues today. I didn't even hesitate, to look at it once, nothing on my fingers gave me discomfort."
Feb 25 - 9:03 PM

Blue Jays' pitching coach Pete Walker said Sunday that Aaron Sanchez (finger) has been "very sharp" so far this spring.

Walker noted that they were treating it like it was a normal spring for Sanchez and that there are currently no limitations regarding his recurring blister issues or the ligament damage to his right middle finger that bothered him throughout 2017. The 25-year-old right-hander makes for an intriguing bounce-back candidate this season.
Feb 18 - 6:03 PM

Gregor Chisholm of reports that Aaron Sanchez (finger) has been throwing pain-free since January.

The right-hander battled recurring blister issues and ligament damage to his right middle finger throughout the 2017 season. He's completely recovered now and won't have any limitations to begin spring training. If he can avoid the blister troubles in 2018, he makes for a nice bounceback candidate.
Feb 10 - 7:38 AM

Blue Jays and RHP Aaron Sanchez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.7 million contract.

Sanchez hit arbitration eligibility this winter. He was limited to only eight starts in 2017 because of injury.
Jan 12 - 12:37 PM

Aaron Sanchez (finger) played catch Tuesday for the first time since being shut down in September.

Sanchez reported no problems with his finger or blister issues. The 25-year-old was limited to just eight starts this past season, but the early signs are positive about him being ready for 2018.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:00:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez (finger) will play catch Tuesday if he receives a favorable exam on Monday.

Sanchez's season ended early because of finger ligament strain and he was limited to just eight starts in 2017 due to nagging finger and blister issues. The hope is that he'll be ready to go for spring training.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 05:17:00 PM

Blue Jays transferred RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Taylor Cole. Sanchez is out for the season with a finger ligament strain.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:33:00 AM

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C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Yangervis Solarte
3Gift Ngoepe
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Randal Grichuk
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Danny Barnes
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Seung Hwan Oh
6Tyler Clippard
7John Axford
8Tim Mayza