Sanchez's surgery last week was performed to repair the UCL on the outside of his right index finger, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet The Fan 590 reports. He's expected to be ready for the start of spring training in February, according to Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins. Despite a disappointing campaign that was once again impacted by injuries, Sanchez is still viewed by the organization as a rotation member in 2019. He's logged just 141 innings over the past two seasons combined, and in addition to staying healthy, Sanchez needs to regain the lost velocity on his fastball if he's going to return to the form he showed in 2016 when he pitched to a 3.00 ERA over 192 innings for the Jays.
Sanchez underwent season-ending surgery on his right index finger Tuesday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. The injury bug bit Sanchez again this season, limiting him to just 20 starts. He stumbled to a career-worst 4.89 ERA in those starts, striking out an unimpressive 18.1 percent of batters while walking 12.2 percent. He is expected to be ready to go by the start of spring training following his surgery.
Sanchez (finger) won't pitch again in 2018 and could require surgery, John Lott of The Athletic reports. Sanchez has been battling a lingering finger issue since June, and with the Blue Jays out of playoff contention, there's no need to push him any further. He's set to receive a third opinion on his diagnosis and faces the possibility of surgery sometime in the offseason. Sanchez is scheduled to visit another hand specialist in the near future.
Sanchez is battling a finger injury on his right hand, and it's uncertain if he'll pitch again this season, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Sanchez left the team Friday to have his finger examined by a specialist, but there's been no word on his status since. The injury was suffered June 21 when he caught his hand in a suitcase, and he's been bothered by the issue ever since. At this point, it seems likely that Sanchez won't take the mound again in 2018 with only a week left in the season.
Sanchez gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out one in four innings Tuesday in Baltimore. He did not factor in the decision. He just wasn't very sharp in this one, but got bailed out by his offense, as he left with the Blue Jays down 4-0 and they came back to win 6-4. Assuming Toronto continues with a six-man rotation, Sanchez lines up for just one more start this season -- next Monday at home against the Astros.