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Blue Jays open to shuffling bullpen roles

Heading into the postseason for the first time since 1993, the Toronto Blue Jays are shuffling their bullpen roles around, primarily with Aaron Sanchez.“I think you might see [Sanchez] in the seventh inning on occasion. Depending on if there’s a heavy lefty group coming up in the eighth—middle of the order type guys—we might pitch him in the seventh,” Blue Jays pitching...
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Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez to drop appeal of three-game suspension

Following MLB's announcement that Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez will serve a three-game suspension for throwing intentionally at Kansas City Royals infielder Alcides Escobar, the team quickly retorted by saying they will appeal.That appeal was short lived.Sanchez's hit-by-pitch sparked a brawl that had been brewing for several innings.During his appeal process, Sanchez...
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sanchez feels he's ready despite poor rehab outings

Toronto Blue Jays reliever-turned-starter-turned-reliever Aaron Sanchez says he's ready to return to the bigs, despite rough outings in Triple-A.During a rehab outing in Buffalo, the flamethrowing rookie threw just 2/3 of an inning, throwing 11 of 24 pitches for a strike.Sanchez doesn't think that the lack of success shouldn't hinder his promotion. Here's what he told reporters via...
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July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Sanchez: 'I'm ready' after rehab stint

Toronto Blue Jays flamethrowing rookie Aaron Sanchez is ready to be back, according to him.Following 3 1/3 innings at Triple-A Buffalo, Sanchez declared that he is ready to return to the big leagues, as he told the National Post:“If today I was in a big-league game, I’d be ready for sure."Out of his 63 pitches thrown, only 32 were strikes, causing his manager Gary Allensen to...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Sanchez’ Improving Pitch Mix

In the second half of last year, the Toronto Blue Jays called upon prized pitching prospect, Aaron Sanchez, to pitch out of their bullpen and boy did he ever impress. In 33 MLB innings, he only surrendered 14 hits and 4 earned runs along with 9 walks and 27 strikeouts. He relied on a sinker, fastball, curveball and occasional changeup mix, but last September, he essentially became...
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May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Sanchez: Here to Stay

 He may be leading the American League in walks, and causing no small amount of panic among Blue Jays fans, but one month into the season, it’s very clear that Aaron Sanchez is in Toronto’s rotation to stay. Brought up in July of last year in a bullpen role, Sanchez flourished with two pitches.  As a starter, and having to go through the lineup more than once, he’s had...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting the Toronto Blue Jays 2015 bullpen

Last week, I made the bold prediction that Aaron Sanchez will begin the 2015 season in the Toronto Blue Jays’ starting rotation. Although in the short-term the bullpen may look better with Sanchez finishing off games (or at least being the go-to setup man), it doesn’t make sense for his long-term projection. So, with Sanchez out of the mix, how would the Jays’ bullpen look...
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Aaron Sanchez Has Arrived With The Toronto Blue Jays

Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman are part of the young core of starting pitchers the Blue Jays have The Toronto Blue Jays bullpen and team as a whole added an extremely valuable piece to the major league ball club the other day when top prospect, Aaron Sanchez was called up to pitch out of the bullpen. Sanchez made his major league debut tonight (June 23rd) and looked amazing...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Sanchez Makes Flawless Debut For Toronto Blue Jays

The long awaited Toronto Blue Jays debut of Aaron Sanchez finally came to fruition against the reigning World Series champion Boston Red Sox. Sanchez entered the-ball game in the top of the 7th inning with a one-run lead to face the meat of the Red Sox order. The former 1st rounder is regarded as a front of the rotation starter but the Jays decided to give the 22-year old his first...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Add Prospect Aaron Sanchez to Bullpen

The Toronto Blue Jays will add highly-touted right-hander Aaron Sanchez to the roster in hopes of shoring up the Jays bullpen. Sanchez was just promoted to Buffalo last month and was 0-3 with a 4.19 ERA for the Bisons, starting six games before moving to the bullpen to monitor his innings pitched. Sanchez was a first-round draft pick in the 2010 MLB Draft and ranked as a consensus...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

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