The Houston Astros were the evident winners of the trade deadline this season when they scooped up Zack Greinke and Aaron Sanchez from the Arizona Diamondbacks and Toronto Blue Jays. The sad truth comes in the form of an injury, the Astros have announced that starting pitcher Sanchez will be done for the season. After dealing with injuries with the Blue Jays, the Astros took a risk and sadly, Sanchez needs shoulder surgery.
Also, Luhnow says RHP Aaron Sanchez will not return to play this season. He will have a procedure on his right shoulder next week and team will have more information afterwards regarding his rehab and return to throwing.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) September 5, 2019
All of the specifics of Sanchez’s injury have not been released yet, but his season is over and he will be undergoing surgery. As mentioned in the tweet, there will be more information available after the surgery is completed and a timetable for return is established. Sanchez was acquired in a trade with the Blue Jays, and in his first start with the Astros, he was a part of a combined no-hitter where he threw the first six innings of the game.
On the season, Sanchez is 5-14 with a 5.89 ERA, with a 1.62 WHIP with 115 strikeouts over 131.1 innings pitched for the Blue Jays and Astros. Those stats are not the most impeccable on a pitching staff that has Justin Verlander throwing no-hitter’s, Gerrit Cole with electric stuff, and Greinke doing Greinke type things. Since coming to the Astros, he has made four starts, totaling 18.2 innings pitched and accumulating a 2-0 record. His ERA over his four starts with the Astros is 4.82 and a 1.23 WHIP with sixteen strikeouts.