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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 (finger) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday without issue.
Sanchez used all of his pitches and drew positive reviews from the Blue Jays' coaching staff. The young right-hander needed surgery on April 18 to remove part of the nail on his right middle finger, but it sounds like he won't be out much longer. Look for a more detailed timetable by this weekend. Apr 25 - 6:16 PM

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Aaron Sanchez (finger) threw for the third straight day on Monday.

Sanchez has bounced back quickly from a minor procedure last week to remove part of the fingernail on his right middle finger. He won't return to the Jays' rotation this week as originally hoped, but he could throw a side session in the next couple of days. Mat Latos and Casey Lawrence will continue to fill in for Sanchez and J.A. Happ (elbow) in Toronto's rotation for now.
Apr 25 - 10:10 AM

Aaron Sanchez (finger) resumed throwing on Saturday.

It was his first time throwing since undergoing a minor finger procedure on Monday. He threw from about 90 feet. The Blue Jays were hoping to have Sanchez back Thursday against the Cardinals but that seems like a long shot. Sanchez only threw fastballs during Saturday's session and might need a few days to expand his arsenal. The Blue Jays are extremely shorthanded right now with Sanchez, J.A. Happ (elbow), Josh Donaldson (calf) and Troy Tulowitzki (hamstring) all on the shelf.
Source: Sportsnet
Apr 22 - 11:58 PM

Aaron Sanchez underwent a minor procedure on Tuesday to remove part of the fingernail on his right middle finger.

The hope is that the procedure will alleviate his blister issues. Sanchez was placed on the disabled list over the weekend and could return before the end of the month if all goes well.
Apr 18 - 3:41 PM

Blue Jays placed RHP Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to March 15, with a right middle finger blister.

Sanchez first started dealing with a blister in his final spring training start, and it evidently must have been bothering him on Friday when the Orioles touched him up for five runs over 5 1/3 innings. He'll visit with a hand specialist in hopes that they'll have an idea how to get rid of the blister for good. Toronto has an off day Monday, so they can put off a decision on their fifth starter for a little while if they want.
Apr 16 - 10:00 AM

Aaron Sanchez struggled in Friday's loss to the Orioles, surrendering five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The right-hander walked one and struck out three on the night. The O's scratched out a run against him in the second inning, but that was the extent of the damage against Sanchez heading into the fifth. That's where things fell apart as Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy each homered, while Chris Davis left the yard the following inning. Still looking for his first win, Sanchez will bring a 4.38 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into Thursday's start against the Red Sox.
Apr 14 - 10:30 PM

Aaron Sanchez held the Rays to just one run on four hits in seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision in Saturday's extra-inning loss.

He walked three and fanned six on 101 pitches and looked like an ace in today's outing, his first of the season. The game was a tight pitchers' duel between Sanchez and Chris Archer and ultimately needed extra innings to determine the winner. Sanchez dealt with a popped blister on his pitching hand late in spring training but seems to have put that issue in the rearview mirror. He will toe the rubber on Friday against the Orioles.
Apr 8 - 10:27 PM

Aaron Sanchez (blister) has no issues in a side session on Sunday.

Sanchez popped a blister on his pitching hand during his final scheduled start one week ago, but everything is trending in the right direction. He's on track to start the fifth game of the regular season against the Rays.
Apr 3 - 12:26 PM

Aaron Sanchez (blister) will throw an extended bullpen session rather than appear in a minor league game this weekend.

It was an expected decision. Sanchez popped a blister on his pitching hand during a start last Monday but is currently still lined up to make a start in the first week of the regular season.
Mar 31 - 5:07 PM

Aaron Sanchez could throw a side session this weekend rather than pitch in a minor league game.

Sanchez popped a blister in his pitching hand during Monday's Grapefruit League start, but it's not a major concern at this time. He's still lined up to take his first turn in the rotation.
Mar 29 - 11:39 AM

Aaron Sanchez popped a blister on a finger on his pitching hand during Monday's start against the Phillies.

It helps explain why Sanchez issued three walks and gave up five runs -- four earned -- over 3 1/3 innings. The Blue Jays are hoping that the blister doesn't become an issue for the right-hander, but they'll just have to wait and see how it heals. Sanchez hasn't been good this spring with an 8.44 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 8/9 K/BB ratio over 10 2/3 innings.
Mar 27 - 9:47 PM

Aaron Sanchez was lifted after walking four and allowing one run in 3 1/3 innings Tuesday against the Orioles.

Sanchez finished with a 20/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings while winning a spot in Toronto's rotation last spring. Right now, he's at 6/6 in 7 1/3 innings, as the Jays have opted to bring him along slowly in order to manage his innings. He might still be in spring training form in his first couple of starts in the regular season.
Mar 21 - 4:32 PM

Agent Scott Boras is unhappy that Aaron Sanchez will be playing for the major league minimum in 2017.

Boras tried to negotiate a raise for Sanchez this offseason but was stonewalled by Toronto's front office. Sanchez will earn the minimum $535,000 this year and Boras is none too happy about it. "They offered him a very small raise above the minimum, which is not commensurate to his performance peers," said Boras. "It’s the harshest treatment in baseball that any club could provide for a player." Sanchez probably deserved better after leading the AL in ERA last season but will have a chance to cash in next winter when he becomes arbitration eligible for the first time.
Source: Sportsnet
Mar 16 - 5:30 PM

Aaron Sanchez yielded three runs and four hits in 2 1/3 innings Thursday against the Yankees.

Sanchez was making his second spring start after giving up two runs in 1 2/3 innings the first time out. The Blue Jays are trying to keep his innings under control this spring after extending him much further than they intended last year.
Mar 16 - 4:40 PM

Aaron Sanchez is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday against the Phillies.

The Blue Jays have been easing the young right-hander into action this spring after the large workload increase that he experienced in 2016. He isn't starting the game, but will instead pitch after Marco Estrada. There's still plenty of time for him to get ready before the start of the regular season.
Mar 11 - 8:16 AM

Depth Charts

C1Russell Martin
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Steve Pearce
2Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Mat Latos
7Casey Lawrence
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Smith
4Joe Biagini
5Aaron Loup
6Ryan Tepera
7J.P. Howell
8Glenn Sparkman
9Bo Schultz
10Dominic Leone
11Leonel Campos