Aaron Sanchez wants to return to the Blue Jays’ starting rotation, per Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet Magazine. The right-hander has been working with the same trainers who directed teammate Marcus Stroman‘s knee rehab to work towards that goal.
Sanchez, 23, started out the season in the rotation and posted a 3.55 ERA over 11 starts, but moved to the bullpen shortly after the All-Star break. Across 30 appearances spanning 26 1/3 innings, he posted a 2.39 ERA with a 19/7 K/BB ratio.
The Blue Jays acquired reliever Drew Storen from the Nationals in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere on Friday night, so the back of the bullpen is rather formidable. The Jays may also create an opening in the rotation as they are reportedly discussing R.A. Dickey with at least one team.