Blue Jays: Aaron Sanchez to undergo shoulder surgery

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15: Aaron Sanchez #18 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the first inning at Ring Central Coliseum on August 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 15: Aaron Sanchez #18 of the Houston Astros pitches against the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the first inning at Ring Central Coliseum on August 15, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /
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Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez will miss the remainder of the 2019 campaign due to a shoulder injury that will require season-ending surgery.

Aaron Sanchez managed just four starts following a trade that sent him to the Houston Astros at the trade deadline. The hurler was sidelined on August 21st with a pectoral muscle issue, however, now that Astros have confirmed the starter will require shoulder surgery.

The Astros have yet to divulge what the rehab process or anticipated timeline looks like other than the injury is season-ending. This 27-year old had battled chronic blister and finger issues for the better part of two seasons with the Blue Jays leading up to his trade.

Sanchez and the Astros seemed to right the ship following a combined no-hitter in his first start with his new club. The right-hander would allow just one run in his next start following the no-hitter as all seemed well Astroland.

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The of-injured Sanchez would come hurling back down to earth in his final two starts surrendering nine runs over 7.2 innings and landing on the injured list. Sanchez will finish the disastrous campaign with a 5-14 record including an inflated 5.89 earned run average in 27 starts between the Blue Jays and Astros.

The Jays acquired outfielder Derek Fisher in return for Sanchez, Joe Biagini, and prospect Cal Stevenson. Fisher has shown signs of life but still struggles to make consistent contact, he is hitting .185 with five homers in 26 games since the trade. Not quite a stat line that bodes well for next season.

Sanchez is arbitration-eligible once again this offseason after earning $3.9 million in 2019. One would have to think there is a possibility he is non-tendered by his new club.

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Time will tell, but regardless Sanchez is done for the season with no hopes of pitching in the postseason for the Astros.

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