Is Sanchez destined for Blue Jays in second half?

There is speculation Aaron Sanchez, shown looking on from the dugout during spring training, could...

There is speculation Aaron Sanchez, shown looking on from the dugout during spring training, could join the Jays in the second half. (VERONICA HENRI/QMI AGENCY)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:01 PM ET

Aaron Sanchez has been moved from the Buffalo starting rotation into the bullpen, perhaps a prelude to a promotion from triple A to the Toronto bullpen. The move could also be simply a way for the organization to manage his innings.

Sanchez has already pitched 98 minor-league innings as a starter this year, more than in any of his five seasons as a professional.

Blue Jays officials have been saying ever since spring training that Sanchez could be part of the mix in Toronto this season. By having him work as a reliever for the rest of the year, either in Toronto or in Buffalo, they could be able to manage his innings and keep him to 120 innings, which would be about a 30% increase year over year.


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