Jonathan Sanchez has endured a rough start to his tenure with the Kansas City Royals.
The veteran left-hander hopes to turn things around Wednesday night, when he is expected to come off the disabled list to make his first start in more than a month and face the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.
Traded by San Francisco in the offseason deal that sent Melky Cabrera to the Giants, Sanchez (1-2, 6.75 ERA) won his Kansas City debut April 8 but struggled throughout most of his next five outings before landing on the DL with biceps tendinitis. He gave up six runs and two homers in three-plus innings in his last start, an 11-5 loss to Boston on May 7.
Sanchez, who walked 22 batters in 25 1-3 innings before the injury, hopes for a fresh start when he returns to the mound Wednesday. Following Tuesday's 2-1 win over Milwaukee, Royals manager Ned Yost said the team will activate Sanchez after he allowed three runs on two homers in five innings for Triple-A Omaha on Friday.
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