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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
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Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports that Aaron Sanchez (finger) has been throwing pain-free since January.
The right-hander battled recurring blister issues and ligament damage to his right middle finger throughout the 2017 season. He's completely recovered now and won't have any limitations to begin spring training. If he can avoid the blister troubles in 2018, he makes for a nice bounceback candidate. Feb 10 - 7:38 AM
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Blue Jays and RHP Aaron Sanchez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.7 million contract.

Sanchez hit arbitration eligibility this winter. He was limited to only eight starts in 2017 because of injury.
Jan 12 - 12:37 PM

Aaron Sanchez (finger) played catch Tuesday for the first time since being shut down in September.

Sanchez reported no problems with his finger or blister issues. The 25-year-old was limited to just eight starts this past season, but the early signs are positive about him being ready for 2018.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 01:00:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez (finger) will play catch Tuesday if he receives a favorable exam on Monday.

Sanchez's season ended early because of finger ligament strain and he was limited to just eight starts in 2017 due to nagging finger and blister issues. The hope is that he'll be ready to go for spring training.
Mon, Dec 11, 2017 05:17:00 PM

Blue Jays transferred RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Taylor Cole. Sanchez is out for the season with a finger ligament strain.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 10:33:00 AM

Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said Aaron Sanchez was diagnosed with a finger ligament strain.

We already knew that Sanchez was shut down for the season, but now there's more context for his persistent finger issues. The injury requires about 4-6 weeks to heal, so barring any setbacks, he should be on track for spring training. Sanchez was limited to just eight starts this season due to nagging blister issues.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 12:37:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed Sunday that Aaron Sanchez (finger) will be shut down for the remainder of the season.

This seemed like a foregone conclusion, but is now official. He'll use the offseason to get healthy and should enter spring training without any restrictions.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 05:35:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez (finger) may not return before the end of the regular season.

Sanchez visited a doctor in New York on Friday who informed the right-hander that he's progressing in his battle with a blister on his right middle finger, though time is running out for him to rejoin the Jays' rotation before the end of the season. He hasn't started a game since July 19.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:57:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez (finger) threw on flat ground Tuesday at Fenway Park.

Sanchez has struggled to make significant progress in his battle with a blister on his right middle finger, though he hasn't been ruled out for the season quite yet. His last start came on July 19.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 08:45:00 PM

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.
Sat, Aug 19, 2017 02:10:00 PM

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.
Tue, Aug 8, 2017 05:20:00 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.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 06:34:00 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.
Sat, Jul 22, 2017 03:38:00 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.
Fri, Jul 21, 2017 04:50:00 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.
Wed, Jul 19, 2017 10:25:00 PM