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Aaron Sanchez | Starting Pitcher | #41

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Sanchez struck out 10 batters while spinning six innings of one-run ball in Tuesday's 5-1 victory over the Orioles.
It was an intriguing pitching matchup with Sanchez and Kevin Gausman going up against two good offenses, but Sanchez easily bested his counterpart in this one. The righty walked three but permitted only five hits to go along with his 10 punchouts. He's posted quality starts in four of his last five tries and has yielded just one run in each of his last two outings, as Sanchez doesn't appear to be tiring down the stretch. He'll face the Red Sox Sunday to finish out the regular season. Sep 27 - 10:32 PM

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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Thursday that Aaron Sanchez will pitch every fifth day for as long as the club is still playing.

The Jays have done their best to space out Sanchez's starts in the second half after reversing course and deciding he'd remain in the rotation rather than be sent to the bullpen. However, he'll now remain on turn the rest of the way as the Jays fight to secure a playoff spot. It's worth noting that team president Mark Shapiro has indicated previously there's an innings threshold Sanchez wouldn't go past, although he didn't say what it was. The right-hander is currently at 179 innings for the season.
Source: Toronto Sun
Sep 23 - 11:03 AM

Aaron Sanchez pitched well in Wednesday's no-decision against the Mariners, surrendering one run on four hits over six innings.

Sanchez struck out five and walked three on the afternoon. The only run to score over his six innings of work came home courtesy of an RBI single by Nori Aoki in the third inning. The score would remain 1-0 until the ninth, when Jose Bautista took Sanchez off the hook with a game-tying solo homer. For the season, Sanchez now holds a 3.12 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 145/58 K/BB ratio over 179 innings. He will do battle with the Orioles next time he toes the rubber.
Sep 21 - 8:13 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday that the target date for Aaron Sanchez's next start is September 21 against the Mariners.

Sanchez was bothered by a blister in Sunday's start against the Red Sox while giving up six runs over 3 2/3 innings, so now he'll get some extended rest before his next turn. The change potentially lines him up for starts against the Orioles and Red Sox to finish out the year, which could obviously prove critical.
Sep 12 - 5:01 PM

Aaron Sanchez battled a blister on his middle finger during Sunday's loss to the Red Sox.

He refused to use the blister as an excuse, but it appeared to hamper his performance this afternoon. It's an issue that Sanchez has dealt with off-and-on since spring training. He'll get a couple of extra days of rest before he takes the hill against the Angels his next time out.
Sep 11 - 5:42 PM

Aaron Sanchez was demolished in taking a no-decision in Sunday's 11-8 loss to the Red Sox, surrendering six runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings.

The big blow against Sanchez came when Jackie Bradley Jr. launched a three-run home run in the second inning. The 24-year-old right-hander also walked four in what was generally a slog of a start. He will look to brush this one off and move on to better things when he brings his 3.17 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 140/55 K/BB ratio (173 innings) into a road showdown with the Angels in his next scheduled start.
Sep 11 - 5:32 PM

Aaron Sanchez permitted three runs over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday versus the Yankees.

Sanchez yielded just five hits and two walks but gave up a pair of home runs, including a back-breaking two-run shot to Tyler Austin with two outs in the seventh inning. It's the first time since June 12 that he's served up multiple home runs in a start. Sanchez will take on the Rays the next time out.
Sep 6 - 11:42 PM

Aaron Sanchez surrendered just one unearned run in six innings of work as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 5-3 on Wednesday.

He wasn't dominant, walking three and giving up five hits while punching out just two batters, but it was still an impressive overall line in his return to the major leagues. The win gives Sanchez a sparkling 13-2 record and 2.88 ERA. The Blue Jays are trying their best to limit the 24-year-old ace's innings but he is the best pitcher on a contending team. This was his first action in 11 days as the Jays sent him to High-A Dunedin on August 21 to rest his arm on the bench for a while. Fantasy owners are hoping Toronto throws caution to the wind and lets him stay in the rotation down the stretch.
Aug 31 - 11:46 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Aaron Sanchez from High-A Dunedin.

Sanchez will return to the Blue Jays' starting rotation on Wednesday night against the Orioles after spending 10 days in the minors as a way to curtail his overall workload. It's not clear what the exact plan is for him in September. There should be more information on that front soon.
Aug 31 - 3:32 PM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Aaron Sanchez to High-A Dunedin.

It's a move designed to curtain his workload, as Sanchez won't pitch in the minors. He will rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation on August 31 against the Orioles. The club had been using a six-man rotation the last few times through but will now go to a traditional five-man setup for a bit.
Aug 21 - 10:49 AM

Aaron Sanchez threw three scoreless innings before giving up five runs in the fourth, taking a no-decision Saturday against the Indians.

Sanchez cruised through the Indians order the first time before they got to him in the fourth, capped by a Lonnie Chisenhall three-run homer. Only four of the runs were earned, because an error was sandwiched in there, but it was still a subpar result for the 24-year-old. Those have been few and far between for Sanchez this year, who has a 2.99 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through 24 starts. He'll try to get back on track Saturday against the Twins.
Aug 20 - 11:52 PM

Aaron Sanchez picked up his 12th victory of the season on Saturday, limiting the Astros to two runs on five hits over seven strong frames.

The right-hander punched out six and walked three on the day. Sanchez looked to be on the ropes early, allowing a two-run single to Carlos Correa in the first inning, but that wound up being the extent of the damage against him in the ballgame. He now boasts a terrific 2.84 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 127/45 K/BB ratio over 152 1/3 innings on the season. He'll take on the Indians his next time out in Cleveland on Saturday.
Aug 13 - 4:04 PM

Aaron Sanchez allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

If he was pitching to make a statement about his spot in the rotation, his outing may not have made the statement he wanted. The loss was just his second of the year -- his only other one was April 22 -- and Sanchez is still 11-2 with a 2.85 ERA and 1.16 WHIP through 22 starts overall. The Jays have said they'll go with a six-man rotation to keep the 24-year-old in the rotation, meaning his next start will come Saturday against the Astros.
Aug 7 - 12:46 AM

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins said Aaron Sanchez will remain in the starting rotation for the time being.

The Jays were planning to move Sanchez to the bullpen to limit his innings but apparently they've had a change of heart and want him to keep starting. For now, the Jays will go with a six-man rotation featuring Sanchez, Marcus Stroman, R.A. Dickey, J.A. Happ, Marco Estrada and Francisco Liriano. Sanchez has been downright nasty this year with 11 wins and a brilliant 2.71 ERA. Transitioning him to the bullpen this late in the year would probably do more harm than good anyway. Fantasy owners can continue to start Sanchez with confidence.
Aug 4 - 7:00 PM

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins confirmed Monday that the team plans to move Aaron Sanchez to the bullpen.

The decision became clear after the Blue Jays acquired Francisco Liriano from the Pirates on Monday. Atkins said that Sanchez could make one or two more starts, but the change in role is inevitable. With an AL-best 2.79 ERA, Sanchez hasn't shown any signs of wearing down, but he's already at 139 1/3 innings. He has never thrown more than 133 1/3 innings in a season before.
Aug 1 - 6:09 PM

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