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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 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

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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

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that Aaron Sanchez could pitch for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.

A new rule enables teams to add aces in the middle of the WBC, so Sanchez would likely only pitch if Mexico advances out of the group stage. The Blue Jays protected the young right-hander's workload last season and surely don't want him pushing himself too early.
Jan 10 - 3:46 PM

According to Hazel Mae of Sportsnet, Aaron Sanchez is now represented by Scott Boras.

Sanchez was previously represented by West Coast Sports Management. The 24-year-old is coming off a breakthrough 2016 where he led the AL with a 3.00 ERA while posting a 161/63 K/BB ratio over 192 innings. He's due to become arbitration-eligible for the first time next winter.
Jan 4 - 9:36 AM

Aaron Sanchez delivered six innings of one-run ball Tuesday as the Blue Jays topped the Indians in Game 4 of the ALCS.

Sanchez looked completely in control while limiting the Tribe to two hits and two walks and striking out five. He was working on eight days of rest after allowing six earned runs over 5 2/3 innings in his ALDS Game 3 start against the Rangers. Toronto has been trying to watch the 24-year-old right-hander's workload, but it'll be awfully tempting to turn back to him in some capacity if this American League Championship Series goes seven games.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez is lined up to start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Indians.

Marco Estrada will take Game 1, J.A. Happ is on for Game 2, and Marcus Stroman will go in Game 3. Sanchez struggled in his ALDS Game 3 start against the Rangers and the Blue Jays are trying to watch his workload. It should be noted that the 24-year-old right-hander finished the 2016 regular season on a great run, showing no signs of fatigue.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016 03:35:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Tuesday that Aaron Sanchez is likely to start Game 4 of the ALCS against the Indians.

Marco Estrada is lined up to start Game 1 on Friday, but everything else hasn't been set in stone. Sanchez scuffled in his Game 3 ALDS start against the Rangers on Sunday, allowing six runs on three hits (including two homers) and four walks over 5 2/3 innings.
Tue, Oct 11, 2016 03:42:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez struggled against the Rangers in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, allowing six runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings.

The right-hander also issued four free passes that got him in trouble while striking out five. He struggled to keep the ball in the yard, surrendering a solo homer to Elvis Andrus in the third inning and a two-run blast to Rougned Odor in the fourth. It was Mitch Moreland's two-run double in the sixth that chased him from the game and gave the Rangers the lead. Sanchez and the Jays will now sit back and wait on the outcome of the Indians and Red Sox series to determine their next opponent.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 11:09:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez took a no-hitter into the seventh and ended up allowing one run in seven innings Sunday as the Jays edged the Red Sox 2-1.

Because the Tigers lost, the Jays knew they were in the postseason before the game ended today. However, the win did earn them home-field advantage in the wild card against the Orioles. Sanchez lost his no-hitter today when Hanley Ramirez homered in the seventh. One more hit followed, and he was lifted after 97 pitches. He ends the year 15-2 with a 3.00 ERA.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 06:51:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 10:32:00 PM

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
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 11:03:00 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.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 08:13:00 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.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 05:01:00 PM

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1B1Justin Smoak
2Steve Pearce
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SS1Troy Tulowitzki
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CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
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RF1Jose Bautista
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DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6Mat Latos
7T.J. House
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Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
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