Aaron Sanchez

Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Blue Jays shut down Aaron Sanchez for the rest of the season

1 Comment

The Blue Jays announced that starter Aaron Sanchez has been shut down for the rest of the season due to a blister on his right middle finger, per MLB.com’s Gregor Chisholm.

Sanchez, 25, has been bothered by the blister all year and has made only eight starts as a result. He last pitched on July 19. Overall, he went 1-3 with a 4.25 ERA and a 24/20 K/BB ratio in 36 innings. It’s a disappointing season considering how well he pitched last year, when he went 15-2 with a 3.00 ERA and a 161/63 K/BB ratio in 192 frames.

The hope is that Sanchez will have plenty of time to deal with the blister and come into spring training in 2018 ready to go.