Blue Jays: Aaron Sanchez tosses for twenty potential suitors
Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez is poised to resurrect his career in 2021 after showcasing his talents for twenty potential suitors.
According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, Aaron Sanchez threw for approximately 20 teams last week in Miami as the 28-year old attempts to recover from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for the entire 2020 campaign.
The former first-rounder will test the free-agent waters this offseason having last pitched in the majors on August 20th, 2019. Sanchez made just four appearances for the Astros following his trade from Toronto.
Sanchez was shut down following a shoulder injury he suffered while with Houston, however, the hurler has dealt with a plethora of blister issues during his tenure north of the border.
More from Toronto Blue Jays News
- Single-A Dunedin Blue Jays advance to the Championship Series
- Blue Jays: Comparisons for Alek Manoah’s Second Season
- Blue Jays: Adam Cimber, the unlikely decision King
- Toronto Blue Jays: Has the Shift Killed Kevin Gausman’s 2022 Cy Young Hopes?
- Blue Jays: What Yusei Kikuchi’s latest stumble should mean
There has been no word on the teams that were in attendance for the showcase or any indication if the Blue Jays had any representatives present for the event. Sanchez is represented by super-agent Scott Boras who will presumably be seeking an MLB deal for his client regardless of his recent injury woes.
The right-hander could be a back of the bullpen candidate for the Blue Jays should the two sides reunite. With Ken Giles no longer in the fold, a healthy Sanchez could be an intriguing option in a closer/set-up role.
Sanchez pitched effectively out of the bullpen for Toronto during parts of his first two seasons in the majors. Over his six-year career with the Blue Jays, Sanchez appeared in 146 games including 92 starts compiling a respectable 3.96 earned run average with a 7.2 SO/9 rate.
The Jays parted ways with Sanchez, Joe Biagini, and prospect Cal Stevenson at the 2019 trade deadline sending the trio to the Astros in exchange for Derek Fisher. The trade didn’t exactly work out for either team at the end of the day.
Hopefully, Sanchez can finally put his injury troubles behind him and live up to the lofty expectations that were once placed on him.