Sanchez allowed a run on three hits and struck out one in two innings during Friday's 9-6 loss to Houston.
The right-hander missed nearly three months with biceps tightness, and he battled a blister issue during his rehab assignment. Sanchez's first outing since he was activated from the 60-day injured list Thursday was a mixed bag. He's expected to fill a multi-inning role out of the bullpen going forward. He's posted a 3.26 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 25:10 K:BB through 30.1 innings this year.
Sanchez (biceps) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Sanchez began a rehab assignment in early July, and he had been building up his pitch count across his recent appearances. However, the right-hander will take on a bullpen role for now since the Giants don't have an open spot in the rotation. Sanchez's fantasy value will be limited while he's serving as a middle reliever, but he could be an option to fill in as a starter if needed.
Giants manager Gabe Kapler said over the weekend that Sanchez (biceps) will likely work out of the bullpen once he's reinstated from the 60-day injured list, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Though Sanchez has been building up his pitch count for starting duty during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento, the Giants don't have a spot open for him in the rotation and seem to be viewing him as a depth option at this time. Sanchez hasn't helped his case for getting another look as a starter by posting a 6.65 ERA, 1.71 WHIP and 5.4 K/9 in 21.2 innings over his seven rehab outings. The right-hander appears ready to return from the IL, but since he won't be in store for a meaningful role out of the bullpen once reinstated, the Giants aren't rushing to get him back on the active roster.
Sanchez (biceps) covered 5.1 innings in his latest rehab start Thursday for Triple-A Sacramento, giving up five runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out four.
Sanchez has been on the shelf since early May with right biceps tightness, but he finally looks to be nearing a return to the Giants' active roster. He tossed 91 pitches (60 strikes) in Thursday's outing, a workload that suggests he's fully ramped up for starting duty. At this point, the Giants may be reluctant to bring Sanchez back as a starter, given his middling results during the rehab assignment along with the quality work the big club has received from Logan Webb and Alex Wood at the back end of the rotation.
Sanchez (biceps) will resume his rehab assignment Saturday in a start with Low-A San Jose, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Sanchez has been on the injured list since early May due to biceps tightness. He began a rehab assignment June 7, but a late June blister issue paused his recovery. He'll resume the rehab stint Saturday and will likely need multiple outings before returning to the major-league roster.
Sanchez (biceps) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session Tuesday, Amy Gutierrez of the Giants' official site reports.
Sanchez has been recovering from biceps tightness since early May, and he's been on a rehab assignment since June 7. However, he suffered a setback in late June due to a blister on his right middle finger. The right-hander will face hitters again Tuesday, and the team could determine his next steps based on how he responds following the throwing session.
Sanchez (biceps) is still dealing with a bister issue as he continues his rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Sanchez has been on a rehab assignment with Sacramento since June 7 but has had to pause the stint twice because of blisters. He returned to the mound Friday, allowing one run in two innings of work, but it sounds like he was once again troubled by a blister. The right-hander appeared to be on track for an early July activation, but that could be pushed back if the blister problems continue to persist.
Sanchez (biceps) will pitch for Triple-A Sacramento on Friday after he was scratched from his Tuesday appearance with a blister on his right middle finger, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicler reports.
Sanchez has been on the injured list since early May with biceps tightness. He began a rehab assignment June 7, but blister issues have paused the right-hander's rehab stint twice. He appears to have gotten past the latest blister problem, so he should remain on track for an early July activation.
Sanchez (biceps) was scratched ahead of his scheduled rehab appearance Tuesday for Triple-A Sacramento after developing a blister on his right middle finger during a recent throwing session, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
The blister previously prevented Sanchez from making a rehab start a week earlier, and it may have reopened while he was playing catch a few days ago. The Giants aren't viewing the setback as a significant one for Sanchez, who is simultaneously working back from right biceps tightness. That being said, finger issues aren't a new concern for Sanchez, who was limited to just 36 innings with the Blue Jays in 2017 on account of recurring blisters.
The Giants transferred Sanchez (biceps) from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day IL on Sunday.
After making his third rehab start at Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Sanchez looked to be close to rejoining the big club, but the Giants' decision to move him to the 60-day IL will delay his potential activation until early July. The Giants haven't indicated that Sanchez suffered a setback in his outing Thursday, even though he lasted just 1.1 innings while giving up four runs on four hits and three walks in the rehab start. He'll get approximately two more weeks to iron out the kinks at Triple-A before the Giants consider bringing him back.
Sanchez (biceps) will pitch for Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Manager Gabe Kapler said Sanchez is feeling much better after exiting Thursday's rehab start with a blister. It's unclear exactly how much rehab work the righty will require before he's ready to rejoin the Giants. It's unclear whether he'll return in a starting or relief role.
Sanchez (biceps) exited his rehab start Thursday with a blister, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Sanchez left the outing after completing only 1.1 innings on 50 pitches. The good news is that the injury is not an aggravation of his biceps issue, though he will likely still remain sidelined for some additional time.
Sanchez (biceps) exited his rehab start at Triple-A Sacramento with a trainer Thursday, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Sanchez exited the game after completing 1.1 innings and throwing 50 pitches. It's not clear how deep into the game he was slated to throw, but it was a premature exit after he called for a trainer who went on to examine his hand. It's unclear how long the setback will push back Sanchez's timetable to return, though the preliminary indications are that this was not an aggravation of his original injury.
Sanchez (biceps) joined Triple-A Sacramento for a rehab assignment Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Sanchez will make his first rehab appearance Monday, and he's expected to pitch two innings. It's not yet clear how many starts he could require with the Triple-A club, but he appears to be trending toward a return to the major-league roster. The right-hander has been on the 10-day injured list with right biceps tightness since May 8.
Sanchez (biceps) is scheduled to throw a side session Sunday or Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
The 28-year-old has been sidelined by biceps tightness since early May, but he appears to be progressing well in his recovery. It's unclear when Sanchez is expected to return from the injured list, or if he'll require a rehab assignment before being activated.
Sanchez (biceps) played catch on the field Saturday, Mark W. Sanchez of KNBR 680 San Francisco reports.
Sanchez was expected to begin playing catch soon after a doctor's visit Monday. While it's encouraging to see him take the next step, it remains unclear when the Giants expect him to be able to return to the roster.
Sanchez (biceps) had an encouraging visit with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday and could start playing catch next week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Sanchez has been out with biceps tightness since early May, but it looks as though he's avoided a particularly serious injury. He doesn't have a clear timeline for his return, however, and the fact that he's already spent two weeks without throwing in any capacity suggests he'll need a fair amount of time to build back up to game shape.
Sanchez was placed on the 10-day injured list with right biceps tightness Saturday.
The move was made retroactive to Wednesday, so Sanchez will be eligible to return next Saturday, though it's not yet clear whether or not he's expected to do so. Logan Webb will remain in the rotation in his absence, with Kevin Gausman returning from the COVID-19 injured list in a corresponding move.
Sanchez gave up four runs on seven hits and one walk over four innings during Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader at Colorado. He had four strikeouts and didn't factor in the decision.
The 28-year-old was unable to take advantage of a free victory after the Giants posted a 10-run first inning. He gave up all four runs on a grand slam by Raimel Tapia during the fourth inning. Sanchez has a 3.18 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 24:10 K:BB through 28.1 innings, but he has yet to record an out in the sixth inning this season, leaving him little room for error when it comes to picking up wins.
Sanchez won't start Monday against the Rockies as scheduled as the game has been postponed due to inclement weather.
The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Tuesday. Sanchez is expected to start one of those games, but the Giants have yet to announce which he'll be starting.
|Last 7 Games|
|07/30||vs HOU||L 6-9||2.0||3||1||0||1|
|05/04||@ COL||W 12-4||4.0||7||4||1||4|
|04/27||vs COL||L 5-7||4.2||1||2||5||6|
|04/22||vs MIA||W 3-0||1||5.0||2||0||0||2|
|04/17||@ MIA||L 6-7||4.2||5||1||3||5|
|04/12||vs CIN||L 0-3||1||5.0||3||2||1||3|
|04/06||@ SD||L 1-3||5.0||6||1||0||4|
|More Pitching Stats|
|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||R-Gcl Blue Jays||19.0||8||8||0||0||2||0||28||12||19||1.42||1.632|
|2011||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||42.0||11||6||0||3||2||1||43||18||45||5.57||1.500|
|2013||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||86.1||22||20||0||4||5||0||75||40||63||3.34||1.196|
|2014||AA-New Hampshire Fisher||66.0||14||14||0||3||4||0||57||40||52||3.82||1.394|
|2015||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||2.2||1||1||0||0||0||0||2||2||3||4.09||2.273|
|2015||R-Gcl Blue Jays||2.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||3||9.00||2.000|
|2017||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||3.2||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||2||6||8.44||2.500|
|2018||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||3.2||1||1||0||0||0||0||3||4||2||2.81||1.875|
|2018||ROK-GCL Blue Jays||3.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||4||2||5||12.00||2.333|
|2018||AAX-New Hampshire Fisher||4.1||1||1||0||0||1||0||4||4||6||6.58||2.439|