Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:20:54 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil, who has been great in a late-inning role the last two years, has the skills to be the team's ninth inning guy, but manager John Gibbons said Cecil may not win the role. SP Aaron Sanchez wants to win a spot in the starting rotation, but many believe he's the club's best option for closer. Gibbons likes to use Cecil in high-stakes situations prior to the ninth inning. "It could be one of those deals where one night he might be closing, the other night he might have to come in at the end of the seventh or eighth inning," Gibbons said.
Fantasy Tip: Some confusion could be cleared up if Sanchez outright wins a job in the starting rotation. Even then, though, this could become a closer-by-committee between Cecil and Aaron Loup. Toronto's closer battle is worth watching intently this spring. Right now, Cecil is the best late-round gamble, but things could be frustrating in this bullpen for fantasy owners.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:28:58 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez said he would to be a starting pitcher but is willing to pitch out of the bullpen if it helps the team.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:54:50 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez is expected to move into the rotation following the trade of SP J.A. Happ to the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 11:16:45 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the organization continues to view P Aaron Sanchez as a starting pitcher, even though there is no room for him in the rotation barring an injury or trade.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:48:59 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez will be stretched out during spring training next season, because the team views him as a starting pitcher. Sanchez could see time in the bullpen at some point next season.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:54:59 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Aaron Sanchez is unavailable Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5, according to manager John Gibbons. Gibbons noted RP Casey Janssen will get any save opportunities until then.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:01:46 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Aaron Sanchez picked up a six-out save Saturday, Aug. 30, and manager John Gibbons said the trend could continue. "We don't want to throw him on back-to-back days unless we're forced to," Gibbons said. "So if he goes out there and he's got one inning under his belt and it's easy, we're going to ride him."
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:36:42 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brad Mills will be designated for assignment Tuesday, July 22, to make room for SP Aaron Sanchez.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:30:38 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez will be called up Tuesday, July 22, along with INF Ryan Goins and RP Esmil Rogers. Sanchez was recently moved to the bullpen during his brief time at Triple-A Buffalo and probably will serve the same role in the bigs. Goins might not be there long because Steve Tolleson will be on paternity leave. Rogers will serve as a swingman reliever.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez could be worth an AL-only stash in case he earns a bigger role, but there's not much immediate value here.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:51:54 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez is being considered for a call-up to work out of the bullpen after he raised his arm slot. If that happens, RP Daniel Norris would return to Triple-A Buffalo.