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  • MIN -185, O/U 9.5
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AL Central Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
36-30 7-3 L2
39-33 4-6 L1
33-36 5-5 L3
27-43 3-7 W1
26-43 6-4 W1

2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 31.1 3 3 8.33 16 8

Top Aaron Sanchez News

  • Twins' Aaron Sanchez: Joins Twins on minor-league deal

    Sanchez signed a minor-league deal with the Twins on Monday, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Sanchez struggled to an 8.33 ERA and an 11.3 percent strikeout rate in seven starts for the Nationals before being designated for assignment in late May. He'll give the Twins some added rotation depth, but given that he owns a 5.34 ERA since the start of the 2017 season, they're unlikely to turn to him unless injuries force their hand. He'll report to Triple-A St. Paul for now.

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  • Aaron Sanchez: In search of new opportunity

    Sanchez elected free agency Tuesday after clearing waivers, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Rather than accepting a minor-league assignment after the Nationals designated him for assignment over the weekend, Sanchez will try his luck on the open market. Sanchez likely won't garner anything more than a minor-league deal with limited incentives after he turned in an 8.33 ERA, 1.76 WHIP and 5.7 K-BB% over seven starts with Washington prior to losing his spot on the 40-man roster.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: DFA'd after start

    Sanchez was designated for assignment by the Nationals following his start Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    Sanchez pitched 3.2 frames, allowing seven runs on eight hits while striking out three in the Nationals' Game 1 win over the Rockies during Saturday's doubleheader. The 29-year-old did not factor into the decision and was designated for assignment after the second game concluded. He will now report to Triple-A Rochester, get claimed by another team or get released outright. Sanchez owns an abysmal 8.33 ERA and 1.76 WHIP with 16 strikeouts over 31.1 innings in seven starts this year.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Friday's start postponed

    Sanchez won't start against the Rockies as scheduled Friday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    The contest will be made up via a twin bill Saturday, with Sanchez likely to be on the mound for one of those games. Joan Adon was Saturday's regularly scheduled pitcher and should start the other contest.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Tallies third win

    Sanchez (3-3) earned the win during Sunday's 8-2 victory over Milwaukee, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks with one strikeout in five innings.

    Sanchez was staked to an eight-run lead early and kept Milwaukee off the board until the fifth inning, when Tyrone Taylor tagged him for a two-run home run. The 29-year-old topped out at 89 pitches but hasn't missed many bats with no more than four strikeouts in any of his six starts and has now alternated decisions in every turn. He'll carry a 7.16 ERA, 1.70 WHIP and 13 strikeouts into a start slated to come against Colorado next weekend.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Struggles in brief outing

    Sanchez took the loss after allowing four runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out two over 3.2 innings Monday against the Marlins.

    Sanchez was spotted an early 1-0 lead after Washington pushed across a run in the first inning, but the right-hander surrendered four runs in the bottom of the second, as six straight batters would reach after retiring the first hitter of the frame. Sanchez has yet to work six full innings over five starts in 2022, with his longest outing lasting 5.1 innings his last time out against the Mets.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Cleared to start Monday

    Sanchez (hand) is listed as the Nationals' starting pitcher for Monday's series opener in Miami.

    During his most recent start May 11 against the Mets, Sanchez dealt with what manager Dave Martinez called a bone bruise on his non-throwing hand. Fortunately for Sanchez, the injury doesn't look like it'll be anything that affects him in his field, so he'll stay on turn in the rotation for his fifth start with Washington. Through his first four outings, Sanchez has posted a 7.58 ERA and 1.42 WHIP across 19 innings.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Picks up win, suffers bone bruise

    Manager Dave Martinez said Sanchez suffered a "little bone bruise" on his left hand during Wednesday's start against the Mets, Mark Zuckerman of reports. The right-hander (2-2) earned the win after allowing three runs on six hits with one strikeout and zero walks over 5.1 innings.

    The 29-year-old was struck by a 113-mph comebacker during the sixth inning to end his evening, but he's expected to make his next turn through the rotation Monday in Miami. Sanchez surrendered three runs during the opening frame but otherwise kept New York off the board. He threw 51 of his 76 pitches for strikes and tied his season low with one strikeout.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Surrenders seven runs

    Sanchez (1-2) allowed seven runs (six earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out four across 4.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Rockies.

    Sanchez was handed an early two-run lead, though he coughed that up quickly by giving up a three-run homer in the second inning. He also allowed three of the first four batters he faced to reach base in the fifth, all of which eventually came around to score. Sanchez has now allowed at least three earned runs in each of his three starts while failing to work more than five frames on any occasion. He owns an 8.56 ERA with a 9:3 K:BB across 13.2 innings on the season.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Registers first win

    Sanchez (1-1) got the win during Friday's 14-4 victory over the Giants, allowing three runs on six hits with four strikeouts in five innings.

    Manager Dave Martinez opted to give Sanchez a second turn through the rotation, and the 29-year-old responded with a respectable performance in a big win. Most of the damage came on a Jason Vosler two-run home run in the second and Sanchez exited with the score at a narrow 5-3 before Washington exploded in the later innings. Sanchez may have showed enough to receive another start that would most likely come against Colorado next week.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Remaining in rotation

    Sanchez will remain in the Nationals' starting rotation after giving up four runs over 4.1 innings during his season debut Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of reports.

    The veteran right-hander pitched well for four innings Saturday before faltering in the fifth and will receive at least one more start for the Nationals, which should come next weekend in San Francisco. Josh Rogers will be available out of the bullpen as a result of Sanchez sticking in the rotation.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Takes loss against Giants

    Sanchez (0-1) allowed four earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out one across 4.1 innings to take the loss Saturday against the Giants.

    Sanchez made his first big-league start of the season, though he was well stretched out after taking three turns through the rotation with Triple-A Rochester. He pitched well for the majority of his outing, though he allowed three of the first four hitters he faced in the fifth inning to reach base -- accounting for all but one of his earned runs. Sanchez was in the rotation because Washington had a doubleheader Tuesday without any days off for the rest of the week, so he is likely to either shift to a relief role or be demoted back to Rochester in the short term.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Called up for Saturday's start

    Sanchez's contract was purchased from Triple-A Rochester on Saturday.

    Sanchez did not break camp with the big club, but the Nationals needed a starter for Saturday's game against the Giants, and he will be the pitcher who takes the spot. The Giants have some familiarity with Sanchez, as he appeared in nine games for the club last season and posted a 3.06 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 35.1 innings.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Promotion coming Saturday

    Sanchez is expected to have his contract selected from Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Washington has an open spot in the rotation Saturday due to a postponement and doubleheader earlier this week, and Sanchez will join the club after missing out on the Opening Day roster. It's unclear whether the right-hander will fill that rotation spot, but he's likely to pitch Saturday in some capacity. The 29-year-old has made three starts at the Triple-A level this year and has a 3.60 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 10:5 K:BB over 15 innings.

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Won't make Nats roster

    The Nationals reassigned Sanchez to minor-league camp Sunday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Unless Washington grants him his release, Sanchez is expected to begin the upcoming season as a member of the rotation at Triple-A Syracuse after he was unable to win a roster spot with the big club. Though he posted a 3.06 ERA in 35.1 innings in the majors with San Francisco in 2021, Sanchez noticed a big downturn in velocity and had poor underlying numbers (1.33 WHIP, 7.1 K-BB%).

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  • Nationals' Aaron Sanchez: Signs with Washington

    Sanchez signed a minor-league contract with the Nationals on Sunday that includes an invite to major-league spring training, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.

    Sanchez was a productive 30-game starter for the Blue Jays in 2016, but his results dropped off during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Across that span, he made 47 starts for Toronto and Houston and logged a 5.45 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. The 29-year-old missed the 2020 campaign after undergoing shoulder surgery, and he missed a significant portion of 2021 due to a biceps injury. The right-hander was productive when healthy last year, as he recorded a 3.06 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 35.1 innings across nine appearances (seven starts). Sanchez was let go by San Francisco in mid-August but will compete for a major-league roster spot with the Nationals this spring.

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  • Aaron Sanchez: Released by Giants

    Sanchez was placed on unconditional release waivers by the Giants on Friday.

    Sanchez was designated for assignment Sunday, and he'll become a free agent after he went unclaimed on waivers. The right-hander had recorded a 2.57 ERA and 1.86 WHIP in seven innings across his last three appearances.

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  • Giants' Aaron Sanchez: Loses 40-man spot

    Sanchez was designated for assignment Sunday.

    Sanchez lasted two innings as an opener, allowing one run on four hits and a walk in Saturday's contest versus Milwaukee. He has a 3.06 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 26:15 K:BB across 35.1 innings. If he ends up with Triple-A Sacramento, he'll likely remain stretched out as a starter in case he's needed on the big-league roster later in the season.

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  • Giants' Aaron Sanchez: Brief outing in Saturday's start

    Sanchez allowed a run on four hits and a walk over two innings Saturday against the Brewers. He did not record a strikeout.

    Sanchez was making a spot start in place of the injured Anthony DeSclafani (shoulder) and allowed an RBI double to Willy Adames in the third inning before turning the game over to the bullpen. Sanchez was making just his third appearance for the Giants since returning from a biceps injury and threw 46 pitches, 29 of them for strikes. Even if he stays in the rotation for any length of time, Sanchez isn't yet built up enough to be a fantasy contributor.

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  • Giants' Aaron Sanchez: Starting Saturday

    Sanchez will start Saturday's game against the Brewers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Sanchez returned from the injured list last week and has made two appearances as a multi-inning reliever. He's allowed a run on four hits and four walks while striking out two in five innings, and he'll make a spot start in Milwaukee in place of Anthony DeSclafani (shoulder).

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Barstow, CA
Age: 29
Experience: 6
Bats/Throws: R, R