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Aaron Sanchez | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/1/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Supplemental (Rd. 300) / TOR
Contract: view contract details

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Aaron Sanchez has put on 25 pounds of muscle this offseason.
Sanchez wants to return to the Blue Jays' starting rotation, so he put on the weight in hopes of being more durable. "The extra weight allows me to use more of my body," explained Sanchez, who worked out with teammate Marcus Stroman this offseason. "I felt that, in the past, I was more upper-body oriented and this extra weight allows me to use more of my lower body." Sanchez missed some time with a lat injury last season and posted a 3.22 ERA and 61/44 K/BB ratio over 92 1/3 innings between the rotation and the bullpen. Jan 20 - 8:59 AM

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Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports that Aaron Sanchez wants to return to the Blue Jays starting rotation next season.

He has been preparing as such this winter, working with the same trainers who directed the rehab of Marcus Stroman. With Friday's acquisition of Drew Storen adding a capable setup man to the back end of the Jays' bullpen, a return to the rotation for Sanchez now looks much more feasible.
Jan 9 - 12:03 AM

Blue Jays beat writer Richard Griffin expects Aaron Sanchez to return to the starting rotation next season.

Sanchez began this season in the rotation but suffered a shoulder injury and was moved to the bullpen upon his return. With David Price, Mark Buehrle and Marco Estrada all entering free agency, the Blue Jays will have to rebuild their rotation. Sanchez went 5-4 with a 3.55 ERA in 11 starts this year.
Source: Toronto Star
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 07:53:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez has a blister on his right hand.

Sanchez would likely get a few days off if it was the regular season, but he's expected to be available in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Royals on Tuesday. The young right-hander has allowed just an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings of work this postseason.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that Aaron Sanchez will be backed out of the team's primary setup role.

Sanchez is having a rough September, and his last two outings have been especially brutal. Brett Cecil and Mark Lowe will begin to handle higher-leverage situations.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 04:31:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez dropped his three-game appeal and began his suspension on Wednesday.

Sanchez was suspended for throwing at Alcides Escobar during Sunday's game. He'll be eligible to return for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Wed, Aug 5, 2015 06:25:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez was suspended three games by MLB for throwing at Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar on Sunday.

Things were tense all weekend between the clubs and Sunday's incident caused both benches to empty. Sanchez is expected to appeal the suspension. Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has also received a one-game suspension for coming back onto the field following his ejection earlier in the game.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez struck out two in a perfect eighth inning for his first hold Thursday against the Royals.

Barring a late acquisition, it looks like this is the new blueprint for the Jays: LaTroy Hawkins in the seventh, Sanchez in the eighth and Roberto Osuna in the ninth. Sanchez has little fantasy value at the moment, but he'd become interesting in a hurry if Osuna begins to struggle.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 11:46:00 PM

Blue Jays activated RHP Aaron Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.

Sanchez will work out of the bullpen for the Blue Jays this time around and should find his way into high-leverage situations fairly quickly. For those speculating on saves in deep leagues, he could be worth a look.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 01:24:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez (lat) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Sanchez had been expected to return earlier, but he had a rough rehab appearance on Tuesday so the Blue Jays elected to give him one more minor league outing. He will join the club's bullpen.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 03:59:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez (lat) will be activated from the disabled list later this week to serve as a reliever.

The Blue Jays had gone back-and-forth on what to do with Sanchez. Ultimately, they decided they could keep his innings in check while also using him to help out their beleaguered bullpen.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez (lat) struggled in Thursday's minor league rehab start with Triple-A Buffalo, allowing two runs on five hits over 3 1/3 innings of work.

The hard-throwing right-hander punched out three while walking a pair. He threw only 32 of his 63 pitches for strikes. He'll continue his rehabilitation as a starter, but there have been rumblings that he may be shifted to the bullpen when he's ready to rejoin the big league club.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015 08:38:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez (lat) will make his next rehab start Thursday night with Triple-A Buffalo.

Sanchez allowed one run over 2 2/3 innings in his last rehab outing Saturday at High-A Dunedin. The young right-hander has been on the disabled list since June 14 with a strained right lat muscle. It's not clear what his role will be when he's cleared to return to Toronto, though he has been rehabbing as a starter.
Wed, Jul 15, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Aaron Sanchez (lat) allowed two runs on three hits with one strikeout over two innings of rehab work in the GCL.

Sanchez was placed on the disabled list with a mild right lat straight on June 14. He's close to a return, though the team has not yet announced whether the 23-year-old right-hander will work in a rotation role or a bullpen role when he's healthy.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 05:17:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons indicated Saturday that Aaron Sanchez (lat) will throw bullpen sessions on Wednesday and Saturday.

The young right-hander is working his way back from a lat strain. It's unclear if he'll return to a role in the Blue Jays rotation upon his return, or if he'll be utilized to help fill a hole at the back end of the bullpen.
Sat, Jun 27, 2015 11:32:00 AM

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C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dalton Pompey
3Darrell Ceciliani
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Jesse Chavez
6Drew Hutchison
7Aaron Sanchez
8Roberto Hernandez
9Scott Copeland
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Ryan Tepera
7Pat Venditte
8Steve Delabar
9Chad Jenkins
10Blake McFarland
11Brady Dragmire
12Joe Biagini
13Arnold Leon
14Pat McCoy