Reporter Yoon-jun Ko = Aaron Sanchez, who was once regarded as the best prospect for the Toronto Blue Jays, but did not grow as much as expected, returns to the Minnesota Twins.
Minnesota announced on the 4th (Korean time) through the trading log that “Sanchez signed a minor contract and was sent to Triple A Saint Paul Saint.” 스포츠토토
Sanchez was drafted by Toronto in the first round of the 2010 draft. And in 2014, I stepped on the big league stage for the first time.
2016 was his career high season, he made a big success with 15 wins, 2 losses, ERA 3.00 and 161 strikeouts, and ranked first in the American League ERA with All-Stars. But then the downfall began.
Problems occurred in various parts such as finger and rib cage injuries, and since then, he has not made a single 10-win season. (The most wins since 2016 is 5 wins in 2019)
Last year, he went through Washington Nationals and Minnesota, 3 wins, 4 losses, ERA 6.60 He scored 41 strikeouts. However, in Minnesota, he showed a little improvement with 8 games, 1 loss, 4.71 ERA and 25 strikeouts, and the team paid attention to this.
After the season, they got him on a minor league contract once again and increased pitching depth. ‘MLB Trade Rumors’ predicted, “Perhaps Sanchez will be sent to Triple A to compete as a long relief in spring camp or to strengthen depth as a starter.”