On Friday, the Toronto Blue Jays welcomed back another starting pitcher. Aaron Sanchez, who missed more than six weeks of action with blister issues, came off the disabled list Friday. His return to the mound will come against the Houston Astros on Friday.
Sanchez first landed on the 10-day disabled list in April with a blister, then a short time later found himself back on the DL after continued issues with the blister opening up and preventing him from gripping a baseball. Now seven weeks after he made his last major-league start, Sanchez is now cleared to return to the mound in Toronto as they seek some sign of hope heading into the All Star Break.
Before the recurring blisters, Sanchez made five starts on the year. Across 24 1/3 innings pitched, the 25-year-old registered a 3.33 ERA. But his stuff wasn't all that impressive during that stretch with a mediocre 2.00 K/BB rate, 6.66 K/9 and four home runs allowed. Sanchez's 5.05 FIP also indicated he was getting lucky on the mound.
Fantays owners will want to avoid Sanchez in all leagues and DFS. The matchup against a top Astros lineup and a return from the disabled list, raise major concerns for his numbers tonight. This could be an ugly start, but it shouldn't take away from Sanchez's value over the rest of the season.