Aaron Sanchez undergoes surgery on right index finger

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Blue Jays starter Aaron Sanchez underwent surgery to repair his ailing right index finger on Tuesday, Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun reports. The club expects him to be ready for spring training next February.

Sanchez injured his finger back in June while moving a suitcase. He was on the disabled list between June 22 and August 24. In five starts after his return, Sanchez posted a 6.04 ERA over 25 1/3 innings, failing to reach the fifth inning in three of those starts.

Overall, the 26-year-old right-hander ends his 2018 4-6 with a 4.89 ERA and an 86/58 K/BB ratio in 105 innings. Sanchez will enter his second of three years of arbitration eligibility after earning $2.7 million in 2018.