10:50pm: Thankfully, it sounds as if the initial outlook is fairly positive. The hope is that Sanchez will be ready for his next star, Chisholm tweets.
9:08pm: Blue Jays righty Aaron Sanchez was pulled from tonight’s outing with a blister, the team announced to reporters including MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm (via Twitter).
While the outlook isn’t yet known, and finger blisters aren’t necessarily devastating injuries, it’s a particularly concerning development for this particular hurler. Sanchez has missed extensive time dealing with finger problems in recent seasons.
Entering today’s game, Sanchez had turned in 48 innings of 3.75 ERA pitching over nine starts. The 26-year-old has generated a solid number of grounders and boosted his swinging-strike rate to a career-high 9.9% this year. He has also doled out five free passes per nine since the start of the 2018 season and rates as a prime regression candidate.
It’s tough news for the organization as well as the player. Sanchez, who’s earning $3.9MM this year in his second-to-last season of arbitration eligibility, could be a trade or extension candidate if in top form. Instead, this injury adds to the question marks in the pitching department. The Jays already brought in Edwin Jackson to help fill out innings and may again be forced to seek outside help.
He should be legally allowed to wear something on his fingers so he stops ending up with blisters or broken finger nails every other start.
Put him in the Josh Hader role.
Such a blistering article…
Gotta start peeing on his hands….
Reminiscent of Josh Becketts blister issues.
Aaron Sanchez has a blister? Next MLBTR is going to announce water is wet.
This last blister has to cost him at least 30M on his next contract. Horrible news for him and the Jays.
Agreed, but I think it’s time for the Jays to make some difficult decisions (e.g move Sanchez to the Bullpen). It’s the third consecutive season where he struggles with blisters, and perhaps he can’t handle the workload of a starter.
Batman and Robin
Calvin and Hobbes
Hall and Oates
….Aaron Sanchez and Blister
Calvin and Hobbes best duo ever!!
Greg bird and MRI beg to differ my friend
jacoby ellsbury and setbacks
Don’t get me started on pillsbury lmao
Maybe like, switch your grips up or something bro…
I’d imagine they’ve tried everything at this point – pickle juice, urine, beet syrup, chalk, etc – but there’s a product that’s used on race horses to seal their hooves called Tuf-Hoof that works wonders. I suffered through blisters in HS and thought I was done pitching until I discovered it in college. Now it keeps my hands supple for fervent posting. Added benefit: it stinks so bad that the opposing hitter may want to stay in the dugout.
Can someone get this guy in a room with Al Leiter???
Anyone who plays the guitar knows about the state of one’s fingertips and how they turn into rocks after about a year or so… I also remember a while back a buddy of mine used to have a guitar neck that he’d play around ‘air guitar’ style when a cool song’d come on… string one of those up and make him use it on his pitching fingers for the rest of his career?
Just watch: Atkins will trade him for a bag of balls and all of you Jays apologists on this string will say he had no value… Sanchez will suddenly find the anti-blister elixir and go on to win Cy Young awards and World Series. The Jays will remain in rebuild mode until Shapkins are finally fired for their abject incompetence…
Already seen some “wonderful” suggestions for Sanchez. As though moving him to the bullpen will suddenly fix his problem. It won’t.
Blue Jays need him to start, for now. That is how depleted their starting rotation is. They have nobody deserving a spot in AAA, Borucki is hurt, TJ Zeuch is hurt and they are babying Nate Pearson. Yes, babying, not protecting.
Unless the Blue Jays are willing to commit to signing free agent SPs this offseason, Sanchez needs to start.
Shame NL Player of the week for May 5th Noah Syndergaard isn’t still a Jay. Yet another great AA draft pick who was part of the package for R.A. Dickey… AA signee Vlad Guerrero Jr. didn’t play on Victoria Day on Monday; Atkins must’ve told the Manager to play him on US Memorial Day instead.