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November 11, 2020 01:40 PM
Aaron Sanchez: Working out for teams
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Agent Scott Boras said Sanchez (shoulder) has recently thrown for multiple teams, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

The 28-year-old underwent surgery in September of 2019 and was not tendered a contract by the Astros in the offseason before missing the entirety of the 2020 campaign. Sanchez was shipped from Toronto to Houston ahead of the 2019 trade deadline, but he made only four starts before undergoing the surgery. The right-hander appears fully healthy 14 months later, and he plans to work as a starting pitcher in 2021 and, according to Boras, is averaging over 2.700 rpms on his fastball.

December 2, 2019 05:04 PM
Aaron Sanchez: Not given contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (shoulder) will not be tendered a contract by the Astros on Monday, Mark Feinsand of reports.

Sanchez will wind up making just four starts for Houston after coming over in a deadline-day trade from the Blue Jays. He suffered a shoulder injury in mid-August and underwent a procedure which could keep him out for the entirety of the 2020 campaign. Whether or not he's able to find a deal this winter will depend in large part on teams' assessment of his health.

September 27, 2019 08:40 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Could miss all of 2020
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (shoulder) may not be ready to pitch in 2020, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The right-hander joined the Astros for their final regular-season series in Anaheim and talked with reporters for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder. Sanchez said his surgery was nearly identical to what Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias underwent in 2017. Urias went under the knife June 27, 2017 and returned to major-league action Sept. 15, 2018. An estimated time frame for this injury sits between 12 and 14 months. Despite that, Sanchez remains confident. "It's going to be a while," Sanchez said. "I could come back mid-next year is kind of what (the doctor) said .... I'll definitely miss the first part of next year, but I will pitch next year." Sanchez was acquired from the Blue Jays this season and made four appearances for the Astros. At the time of his acquisition, he was penciled in as possible bullpen help for the postseason and rotation candidate for 2020. Sanchez enters the offseason as arbitration eligible, so whether he returns to Houston is unclear. The Astros can decide not to tender his contract, a strong possibility given he will not be ready for Opening Day.

September 20, 2019 01:28 AM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Will not be ready for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will not be ready for the start of the 2020 season after undergoing shoulder surgery last week, Brian McTaggart of reports.

An exact timetable for Sanchez's recovery has not been released, but the procedure he underwent on his injured shoulder will prevent him from being ready for Opening Day next year. Sanchez started four games after being acquired by the Astros at the trade deadline, so he could be an option to start for the club next year once he is back at 100 percent.

September 5, 2019 10:00 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (shoulder) will require surgery and will not return this season, Brian McTaggart of reports.

He will have the surgery next week and the team will have more information afterwards regarding his rehab and return to throwing. Sanchez was brilliant in his first two starts for Houston but gave up nine earned runs in 7.2 innings over his next two outings, possibly due to the shoulder soreness.

August 29, 2019 02:00 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Won't return during road trip
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (pectoral) will not accompany the Astros on their upcoming five-game road trip, which begins Thursday in Toronto and ends Tuesday in Milwaukee, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Sanchez has been on the shelf since Aug. 20 with a sore pectoral. Given that the right-hander is set to stay back in Houston to continue rehabbing while the team is on the road, the earliest he could rejoin the Astros would be Sept. 5, though it's unclear if he'll be ready to return at that point.

August 24, 2019 10:20 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: May return as reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (pectoral) has not yet resumed throwing and will not return until September, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Given the time Sanchez will need to build up, the club is unsure if he will return as a starter or reliever. The Astros will call up Framber Valdez to take Sanchez's spot in the rotation Sunday.

August 21, 2019 12:08 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Headed for MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (pectoral), who was placed on the 10-day injured list following his start in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Tigers, will undergo an MRI on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Sanchez lasted just 46 pitches and gave up three runs in 2.1 innings before departing Tuesday with what the Astros described as a sore pectoral muscle, prompting the club to put him on the shelf after the contest concluded. Jeff Luhnow described the injury as an "upper pec" concern close to Sanchez's right shoulder, so the Astros will send him for further tests just to get a better handle on the extent of his setback. Once the results for the MRI are read, a clearer timetable for the right-hander's return should be publicized. Houston will require a replacement for Sanchez in the rotation beginning with Sunday's game versus the Angels, with Framber Valdez and Jose Urquidy likely representing the top candidates to fill in, per Jake Kaplan of The Athletic.

August 20, 2019 11:40 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Heading to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will be placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a sore pectoral, Brian McTaggart of reports. He allowed three runs on four hits with one strikeout and two walks over 2.1 innings against the Tigers on Tuesday.

Sanchez threw only 46 pitches and had decreased velocity due to the pectoral soreness, so he'll spend some time on the IL. According the Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle, Sanchez said he's been dealing with the issue for a number of starts -- even before he was acquired by the Astros at the trade deadline -- so it's unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined.

August 16, 2019 01:28 AM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Struggles in no decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez did not factor into the decision during Thursday's 7-6 loss to the A's, surrendering six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over 5.1 innings.

After allowing just one run over his first 11 innings with the Astros, Sanchez got tossed around by the A's, largely thanks to the long ball. The right-hander held Oakland scoreless until the fourth inning, when he gave up a three-run home run to Matt Olson and a solo round-tripper to Corban Joseph. The sixth inning brought more trouble for Sanchez, who gave up back-to-back leadoff homers to Matt Chapman and Olson to give the A's a 6-4 lead. Sanchez now owns a 5.79 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 114:66 K:BB across 26 appearances this season. Despite the shaky start, the 27-year-old still holds plenty of upside, especially with a run supportive team like the Astros. Luckily, Sanchez has a more favorable matchup on tap against Detroit on Wednesday.

August 11, 2019 12:16 AM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Earns another win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (5-14) received the win Saturday at Baltimore after allowing one run on three hits over five innings. He had six strikeouts and three walks.

The Astros tallied nine runs across the first three innings on their way to a 23-run performance, and Sanchez was able to get through five frames with 90 pitches to qualify for the victory. The 27-year-old has given up only three hits and one run across his first two starts (11 innings) with Houston and lines up to pitch Thursday at Oakland.

August 8, 2019 03:40 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Likely sticking in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will make his next start with the Astros on Saturday against the Orioles.

When Sanchez was acquired from the Blue Jays prior to the July 31 deadline, the prevailing belief was that he would work out of the bullpen as a multi-inning weapon. That thinking likely changed when Sanchez was needed for a spot start against the Mariners last weekend, when he promptly spearheaded the Astros' combined no-hitter with six scoreless frames. Sanchez will be rewarded with a second turn through the rotation as a result and is expected to have a decent amount of leash in a starting role after Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reported Wednesday that Houston intends to bring back rehabbing rotation member Brad Peacock (shoulder) as a reliever once he's activated from the injured list.

August 3, 2019 10:52 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Makes history in Houston debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (4-14) picked up the win Saturday, tossing six scoreless innings while striking out six and walking two to lead a combined no-hitter in a 9-0 victory over the Mariners.

Making his Houston debut, Sanchez ditched his mediocre four-seam fastball and leaned more heavily on his high-spin curveball, and the results were magic. The right-hander hadn't won a game since April 27 while staggering to a 6.07 ERA with the Blue Jays, so while the quality of Saturday's opposition has to be taken into account, it looks like Astros pitching coach Brent Strom might have another successful reclamation project to add to his scrapbook. Sanchez has certainly earned himself at least one more turn through the rotation with this performance.

August 1, 2019 05:24 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Joining rotation Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will start Saturday against the Mariners, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Sanchez will slot into Houston's rotation over the weekend after being acquired in a trade from the Blue Jays on Wednesday. The right-hander has struggled to a 6.07 ERA through 23 starts this season, but the Astros are hoping a change of scenery will help him rediscover some of the promise he showed earlier in his career (2.86 ERA through his first three seasons/317.1 innings).

July 31, 2019 09:16 PM
Astros' Aaron Sanchez: Sent to Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez was traded from the Blue Jays to the Astros along with Joe Biagini in exchange for an undisclosed return, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

The Astros have no holes in their rotation, so Sanchez is expected to convert to a relief role. He certainly seems to be in need of some sort of change, as he's struggled to a 6.07 ERA through 23 starts, striking out just 18.9 percent of opposing batters while walking 11.3 percent. The Astros have a well-earned reputation as one of the smarter teams in baseball, though, so there's a chance they're able to help him recapture some of the promise he showed at the start of his career.

July 28, 2019 07:40 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Fans 10 in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed four runs on six hits while striking out 10 over 5.2 innings Sunday against the Rays. He didn't factor into the decision.

Sanchez cruised through the first four innings before yielding a run in the fifth inning and three in the sixth. The 27-year-old right-hander still hasn't secured a victory since April 27, and he's been saddled with three losses in July. He'll aim to get back in the win column in his next start, which lines up for Friday in Baltimore.

July 24, 2019 12:32 AM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Avoids loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed one run on five hits with zero walks and six strikeouts across five innings during a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.

Although he didn't win, this performance broke a 10-game losing streak. Before Tuesday, the last time Sanchez received anything but a loss was May 22. However, Sanchez has still lost 13 straight decisions, as the last time he captured a victory was April 27. He is 3-14 with a 6.06 ERA, 1.72 WHIP and 89 strikeouts in 107 innings this season. Sanchez will be in search of that elusive victory again Monday at the Royals.

July 17, 2019 11:40 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Losing streak continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-14) took the loss Wednesday as the Blue Jays fell 5-4 to the Red Sox, allowing four runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings while striking out four.

This actually counted as one of the right-hander's better performances of the year, as it was the first time all season Sanchez didn't walk multiple batters. He's now lost 10 straight starts and 13 straight decisions, with his last win coming April 27. Sanchez will take a 6.26 ERA and 83:59 K:BB through 102 innings into his next outing Monday, at home against Cleveland.

July 12, 2019 11:04 PM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Handled by Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (3-13) gave up four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in five innings Friday against the Yankees. He took the loss.

He only had three swinging strikes all night and averaged 94 mph with his fastball, which generated just one swinging strike on 39 pitches. At a certain point, it seems like the Blue Jays will need to explore options like moving Sanchez to the bullpen. His 6.22 ERA is the second-worst mark among qualified starting pitchers behind only Reynaldo Lopez (6.34 ERA).

July 6, 2019 09:48 AM
Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez: Continues losing streak
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez allowed two runs on three hits with four walks and five strikeouts across five innings while taking a loss against the Orioles on Friday.

The 27-year-old posted his best start since late May, but it didn't do much good, as he still suffered his eighth straight defeat. During the losing streak, his numbers couldn't be much uglier: 10.03 ERA and 2.29 WHIP. Overall, he is 3-12 with a 6.16 ERA, 1.75 WHIP, .288 batting average against and 77 strikeouts in 92 innings this season.

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Barstow, CA
Houston Astros

MLB Experience:

2016: AL ERA Leader