Aaron Sanchez’s most recent major injury shines some light on the Blue Jays’ choice to move on

You can add another chapter to the incredible unfortunate injury history of Aaron Sanchez. The former Blue Jay and current Houston Astro was shut down a few weeks ago due to a shoulder issue, but now, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle, Sanchez’s injury will spill into 2020.

Aaron Sanchez said he had a tear in his shoulder capsule. Julio Urias had a similar injury and surgery in 2017. Sanchez said he will pitch next year, but will definitely not be ready for opening day.
— Chandler Rome (@Chandler_Rome) September 26, 2019

The last three seasons of Sanchez’s career have been an absolute trainwreck. After his breakout season in 2016, various injuries have made it impossible for Sanchez to pitch consistently. He had his blister issue in 2017 and a continuation of the finger issues persisted in 2018. In 2019, Sanchez was finally healthy, but, due to missing so much time over the course of the previous seasons, his velocity and stamina were down, making him much less effective than in the past.
Sanchez had reportedly been struggling with a nagging shoulder issue and was shut down for the 2019 season in order to get surgery. According to Rome, this surgery will be similar to …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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