SP - FA
Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez was non-tendered by the Houston Astros on Monday, making him a free agent.
Sanchez has dealt with blister issues over the last few years, and he is now dealing with a shoulder injury that could potentially keep him out for most of the 2020 season.
Aaron Sanchez (shoulder) may not be ready to pitch in 2020.
Sanchez talked with reporters for the first time since undergoing surgery to repair a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder. An estimated time frame for this injury sits between 12 and 14 months. "It's going to be a while," Sanchez said. "I could come back mid-next year is kind of what (the doctor) said, I'll definitely miss the first part of next year but I will pitch next year." Sanchez was acquired from the Blue Jays this season and made four appearances for the Astros.
Aaron Sanchez (shoulder) will require surgery and will not return this season.
Sanchez will have surgery next week and the team will have more information afterwards regarding his rehab and return to throwing. Sanchez was terrific in his first two starts, but allowed nine runs in seven 2/3 innings in his last two outings, possibly due to the shoulder injury.
Aaron Sanchez (pectoral) has not yet resumed throwing and will not return until September.
Sanchez needs time to build up his arm strength, it's unclear at this time if the Astros will use him as a starter or reliever. The Astros will call up Framber Valdez to take Sanchez's spot in the rotation Sunday.
Aaron Sanchez will be placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday with a sore pectoral. He allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out one through 2 1/3 innings in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Tigers. He did not factor into the decision.
Sanchez threw only 46 pitches and had decreased velocity due to the pectoral soreness, so he'll spend some time on the IL. The extent of the injury is unknown and it's unclear how long he's expected to be sidelined.