Great moments in bunting: Jonathan Sanchez edition

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I don’t think that major league managers make players run laps for mental errors, but if they did, Jonathan Sanchez would be running some serious laps after this bunt against the Mets this afternoon.

Earlier today Andrew Baggarly of the Mercury News tweeted this from the press box:

Long road trip. Everyone wants to get home. So Jonathan Sanchez’s act is wearing extremely thin right now … I am no longer filling out my scorebook. Just writing “pitcher indifference” in block letters. That’s what it looks like to me.

He was referring to Sanchez’s nibbling of the strike zone, but I think the criticism could be expanded.

Mets won 5-2. Enjoy the plane ride home, Mr. Sanchez.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.