It’s wholly unsurprising to learn of this decision. While Sanchez again showed off his talent at times in 2019, it was another uneven effort. And he ended up requiring shoulder surgery that will keep him out for the start of the 2020 campaign.
That’s not to say that Sanchez won’t draw plenty of interest in free agency. The live-armed but oft-injured hurler hasn’t been productive over a lengthy run since his excellent 2016 campaign, but he’s still just 27 years of age. Though his rehab outlook isn’t yet known, plenty of teams will surely have designs on pursuing some upside if he’s able to get back to full health.