9:09pm: Toronto hopes that Sanchez will be able to bounce back quickly, as Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. The current plan is for the righty to take the ball for a rehab outing over the weekend, which might keep him on something like regular rest while allowing him to return to the majors after a minimal absence. That being said, as manager John Gibbons made clear, the organization will first make sure that Sanchez is fully healed.
4:21pm: The Blue Jays have placed righty Aaron Sanchez back on the 10-day DL, per a club announcement. A split nail is the cause, though the issue is tied closely to a preexisting impairment.
Sanchez had only just been activated from the DL to start on Sunday. But he lasted only a single inning, as he was forced out of action when his right middle fingernail split. Sanchez had undergone surgery in that area in an attempt to alleviate a blister problem, so it seems the new problem is related.
It’s not known what’s next for Sanchez and the Jays, who undoubtedly would like to find a clear path to overcoming the issue. The young righty suggested that perhaps the nail simply “wasn’t strong enough,” so it could well be that rest will be needed to allow it to heal.
We’ll have to wait to learn more to get a sense for how long Sanchez might be out this time around, but it seems reasonable to expect the club to build in some added margin for error. Righty Danny Barnes will take his roster spot for now, though it’s unclear as yet what the team will do to fill in for the open starting slot.