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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 (finger) threw off of flat ground without issue on Saturday.
The club remains hopeful that they'll get the right-hander back in some capacity at some point in September. It's looking like it's a lost season for him from a fantasy perspective however. Aug 19 - 2:10 PM

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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Aaron Sanchez (blister) continues to make "slow progress."

"That's all I can tell you," said Gibbons. "Hopefully he makes it back. We'll see." Sanchez has battled blister issues for much of the 2017 season and there's some chatter that he could be shut down for the remainder of the year. He owns a rough 1-3 record, 4.25 ERA, and 1.72 WHIP over just eight starts.
Aug 8 - 5:20 PM

When asked if the Blue Jays would consider shutting him down for the season, Aaron Sanchez (blister) said "absolutely not."

Sanchez has had an immensely frustrating season while battling chronic blister issues. Blisters seem to be on the rise across baseball, an issue teammate Marcus Stroman attributes to the league's use of "juiced" balls. Sanchez, who was just placed on the disabled list for the fourth time this year, is hoping to strike up a text message conversation with Dodgers starter Rich Hill, who has also struggled with blisters in the past. The right-hander led the AL in ERA last year but has made just eight starts in 2017.
Jul 22 - 6:34 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger.

It's an issue that has plagued Sanchez off and on throughout the season and cropped up again in his most recent start. It's his fourth trip to the disabled list this season. At this point, there's no clear timetable for his return.
Jul 22 - 3:38 PM

Aaron Sanchez (blister) will visit a hand specialist Friday.

Sanchez is dealing with a blister issue again and another stint on the disabled list is possible, if not probable. It would be his third trip to the DL this season because of blister problems. Sanchez has been limited to just eight starts this season.
Jul 21 - 4:50 PM

Following Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons revealed that Aaron Sanchez was lifted due to a blister concern.

This would explain why Sanchez managed to pitch just four innings in the loss. He allowed five runs (three earned) in the short outing. The Blue Jays will reevaluate him on Thursday, but the disabled list could be looming again after already costing him about 10 weeks of the season due to a previous blister concern.
Jul 19 - 10:25 PM

Aaron Sanchez surrendered five runs -- three earned -- in four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Sanchez's control deserted in him in his third start back from the disabled list; he walked five and threw just 41 of his 79 pitches for strikes. It looked like a blister might have been a factor yet again.
Jul 19 - 10:21 PM

Aaron Sanchez was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Tigers, allowing just one unearned run on seven hits over six innings.

Sanchez fanned four and walked two in the ballgame. The only damage against him came on a Josh Donaldson error in the fifth inning. The 25-year-old hurler now sits at 1-2 on the season with a 3.94 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 22/15 K/BB ratio across 32 innings in his nine starts. He'll do battle against the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday.
Jul 14 - 11:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez will start the Blue Jays' first game after the All-Star break in Detroit.

Sanchez has been limited to just six starts this season because of blister issues, so the Jays no longer after to worry about his workload this year as they figured they'd have to coming into the season. The righty was pummeled by the Astros for eight runs -- five earned -- over 1 2/3 innings in his return from the disabled list Friday.
Jul 9 - 10:50 AM

Aaron Sanchez was smoked in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Blue Jays, giving up eight runs (five earned) in 1 2/3 innings.

Sanchez didn’t get much help from his defense, but he had nothing in this one. He gave up seven hits (including two homers) while walking four batters and failing to record a strikeout. He threw just 28 out of his 55 pitches for strikes before being pulled. He’ll try to start fresh after the All-Star break.
Jul 7 - 10:31 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list.

Sanchez will start Friday versus the Astros, rejoining the rotation after missing most of the last 10 weeks with blister issues. The right-hander gets a tough opponent in his first start back and might be best off left on the bench for now.
Jul 7 - 3:58 PM

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins expects Aaron Sanchez (blister) will "definitely" be back for the team's series against the Astros this weekend.

That was the hope coming out of Sunday's rehab start (four runs over 4 1/3 innings in Triple-A) and it's now essentially official. Sanchez has been limited to just five starts this season due to a nagging blister issue, but he's capable of big things in the second half if he's finally right.
Jul 3 - 12:31 PM

Aaron Sanchez (blister) allowed four runs over 4 1/3 innings Sunday in a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo.

Sanchez allowed five hits and walked three while striking out four batters. The results weren't great, but he got stretched out to 76 pitches and hopes to be cleared to rejoin the Blue Jays' rotation next weekend against the Astros. Sanchez has been out since May 19 due to a recurring blister issue.
Source: The Athletic
Jul 3 - 8:45 AM

Aaron Sanchez (blister) is scheduled to throw around 75 pitches in his rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Buffalo.

This should be his final tuneup before rejoining the Jays' starting rotation. Recurring blister issues have limited Sanchez to just five starts this season. He led the American League in ERA a year ago and should give Toronto's rotation a huge boost in the second half.
Jul 1 - 5:34 PM

Aaron Sanchez (blister) told Blue Jays manager John Gibbons that he felt no discomfort after his Tuesday rehab start with High-A Dunedin.

Sanchez will make one more rehab start on Sunday. So long as that one goes off without a hitch, he would then likely be ready to rejoin the Blue Jays. A recurring blister concern has sidelined him since May 19. Sanchez has made just five starts this season.
Jun 28 - 4:31 PM

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1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Darwin Barney
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
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CF1Kevin Pillar
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RF1Jose Bautista
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S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
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3Aaron Loup
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