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Aaron Sanchez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Saturday that Aaron Sanchez (lat) will throw bullpen sessions on Wednesday and Saturday.
The young right-hander is working his way back from a lat strain. It's unclear if he'll return to a role in the Blue Jays rotation upon his return, or if he'll be utilized to help fill a hole at the back end of the bullpen. Jun 27 - 11:32 AM

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Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays might consider bringing Aaron Sanchez (lat) back from the disabled list as a reliever.

It's all hypothetical at this point, as the Jays would need someone like Felix Doubront to step up and take control of the fifth spot in the rotation. But, it does make sense since Sanchez's innings are going to have to be monitored this season, anyway. Sanchez has missed over two weeks with a right lat strain but resumed throwing on Monday.
Source: Sportsnet
Jun 23 - 10:44 PM

Aaron Sanchez (lat) made 25 throws from 60 feet on Monday.

He didn't have any issues with his strained right lat. The next step for Sanchez isn't known, but the Blue Jays will proceed cautiously with the young right-hander. It's unlikely he makes it back before the All-Star break.
Jun 22 - 5:08 PM

Aaron Sanchez (lat) will throw in front of the Blue Jays' coaching staff on Monday in Florida.

It will be the first time since Sanchez went on the disabled list that he's thrown with any kind of intensity. There remains no timetable for the young right-hander's return.
Jun 21 - 11:53 AM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Thursday that while he is improving, Aaron Sanchez (lat) is likely to require a minor league rehab assignment before rejoining the Blue Jays rotation.

There had been hope that he'd be ready to take the ball as soon as Sunday, but it appears as though Scott Copeland will make another turn through the rotation in his place. How many rehab starts he ultimately requires could depend on his performance in that first outing.
Source: Sportsnet
Jun 18 - 8:17 PM

An MRI showed that Aaron Sanchez is dealing with a mild right lat strain.

That it's merely a mild strain is good news, but Blue Jays manager John Gibbons wasn't sure how long Sanchez would be sidelined. They'll surely play it cautiously with the young right-hander. Scott Copeland is filling Sanchez's spot in the rotation for now.
Jun 15 - 5:12 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 6, with a right lat strain.

Scott Copeland will take his place in the Blue Jays rotation, starting on Tuesday against the Mets in New York. Sanchez is only expected to require a minimal amount of time on the disabled list and could be ready to return in a week.
Jun 14 - 5:21 PM

John Lott of the National Post reports that the Blue Jays will place Aaron Sanchez on the disabled list with upper body soreness.

It's a vague diagnosis, but at this point there doesn't appear to be any concern that Sanchez is dealing with anything serious. He'll be eligible to return in a week and it's possible he'll be ready at that time. Scott Copeland pitched well in a spot start last week and will get at least one more turn in Sanchez's place.
Jun 14 - 1:23 PM

Aaron Sanchez said his upper body soreness is "on its way out" but he might not make his start Tuesday against the Mets.

Sanchez resumed throwing Thursday and is tentatively scheduled to throw a side session on Sunday. If the Blue Jays place Sanchez on the disabled list and backdate it to June 6, he'd be eligible to return on June 21. Scott Copeland filled in for Sanchez Wednesday against Miami, allowing just six hits and one run over seven innings.
Source: Sportsnet
Jun 13 - 8:21 PM

Aaron Sanchez's next scheduled start has been pushed back to next Tuesday due to "overall body soreness," according to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.

Sanchez had been slated to take the ball on Wednesday but Scott Copeland will make a spot start instead. It doesn't sound like anything to worry about, and this also allows the Jays to keep his workload down a bit.
Jun 9 - 10:30 PM

Aaron Sanchez gave up two runs -- one earned -- over eight-plus innings in Friday's 6-2 win over the Astros.

Sanchez blanked the Astros over the first eight innings and was given a chance to finish off his first career shutout (and complete game), but he gave up a leadoff homer to Jason Castro in the ninth and allowed the next two batters to reach before leaving the game. Still, it was a very impressive outing. He struck out three without issuing a walk, which is very encouraging considering his well-documented control issues. He'll bring a 3.68 ERA into a start against the Marlins next week.
Jun 5 - 9:51 PM

Aaron Sanchez allowed two runs in six innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Twins.

Sanchez gave up seven hits (including a solo homer to Chris Herrmann) and three walks while striking out five batters. After failing to complete six innings in each of his first five starts, he has gone at least six innings in four out of his last five starts. The control has been a little better recently, but it's still shaky. He has a 39/37 K/BB ratio over 58 innings this season.
May 30 - 5:12 PM

Aaron Sanchez spun 6 2/3 solid innings Sunday, holding the Mariners to two runs in an 8-2 victory.

Kyle Seager put the M's on the board with a solo homer in the second inning, but a sacrifice fly was the only way they were able to dent the scoreboard the rest of the way. Sanchez permitted seven hits, walked two and struck out four. The young righty holds a decent 3.98 ERA for the season, but it's come along with a 1.52 WHIP and ugly 34/34 K/BB ratio over 52 frames. He gets the Twins on the road next weekend.
May 24 - 4:15 PM

Aaron Sanchez pitched well but faltered late, ultimately picking up the loss after yielding three runs in 7 1/3 innings facing the Angels on Tuesday.

Sanchez held the Angels to one run through six innings, but relented one in the seventh on a Chris Iannetta single and another in the eighth on a David Freese sacrifice fly. Overall, Sanchez gave up six hits, walked three, and struck out five. The right-hander has been inconsistent throughout the season and control has been an issue, but he has upside if he can figure things out. He sits with a 4.17 ERA, a 1.54 WHIP, and a 30/32 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings. Sanchez will match up with the Mariners at home in his next outing.
May 19 - 9:47 PM

Aaron Sanchez continued to struggle, taking the loss on Wednesday against the Orioles after yielding five runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Sanchez walked the first two batters he faced in the second inning before the Orioles exploded for five runs. Walks have been an issue for Sanchez this season, as the four he issued on Wednesday puts him at 29, the most in the majors. He also allowed seven hits and struck out only one. Sanchez will bring a 4.26 ERA, a 1.61 WHIP, and a 25/29 K/BB ratio over 38 innings into a home start versus the Angels.
May 13 - 10:09 PM

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SS1Jose Reyes
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3B1Josh Donaldson
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LF1Michael Saunders
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