Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Wednesday that Sanchez (finger) is scheduled to start throwing within a couple of days, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Sanchez is on the disabled list for a fourth time this season due to a recurring blister on a finger of his hand, but the 25-year-old isn't quite ready to throw in the towel just yet. The Blue Jays will likely just have Sanchez play catch off flat ground initially before assessing his finger and then moving forward in the rehab process. Even if Sanchez incurs no further setbacks with the finger, given the multiple hurdles he still has to clear in the rehab process, he's still likely multiple weeks away from returning.
Sanchez (finger) hopes he'll be back on the mound this year, but there's a growing chance that he may miss the remainder of the season, Laura Armstrong of The Toronto Star reports. Toronto's potential ace has been sidelined most of the year with nagging blister issues. With less than two months remaining in the regular season, and MiLB campaigns winding down even sooner, the chances for Sanchez to get back on a mound are dwindling. If a rehab assignment in the minors becomes unavailable, then the right-hander could get back in the flow as a reliever. However, the Jays' playoff hopes are fading, and if the club won't make it into October, then there's no reason to activate Sanchez.
Manager John Gibbons said Sanchez (finger) will start ramping up his rehab soon and could come out of the bullpen upon his activation, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. The injury-plagued Sanchez hasn't pitched since exiting his start on July 19 with a blister and appears to be making slow progress in his overall recovery. Regardless, the option of moving him to the bullpen could allow the young right-hander to build up his arm strength while still increasing his innings count on the season, as he has only made eight starts this year. Expect a firmer commitment from the team once Sanchez begins increasing his rehab workload.
Sanchez (blister) went through some light towel work prior to Monday's game, but it remains unclear when he'll be able to resume throwing off a mound, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. It's safe to say 2017 will end as a major disappointment for Sanchez and his owners. He's made just eight starts -- two of which he left before the third inning due to injury -- and has only one win.
Sanchez (blister) was placed on the 10-day DL on Saturday. This has become a league-wide epidemic, but aside from perhaps Rich Hill, no starter has had a worse go of it with blisters lately than Sanchez. This marks his fourth trip to the DL due to blisters this season. It's uncertain how much time he'll miss this time around. Joe Biagini and Cesar Valdez are believed to be the top candidates to start in place of Sanchez.
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