Twins Promote Pitcher For 3rd Time This Season

It's been a rollercoaster ride this season for former All-Star starter Aaron Sanchez. The Minnesota Twins have selected him to the big league roster for the third time this season, after DFA'ing him twice before.

Blisters and injuries have derailed the once-promising 30-year-old's career since his 2016 breakout season with the Toronto Blue Jays. That year, he went 15-2 with a 3.00 ERA in helping lead the Jays into the ALCS. 

Since then, he's bounced around to the Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Washington Nationals, and the Twins. He started the year with the Nats on a minor league deal. But in seven starts in D.C. he had an atrocious 8.33 ERA. 

He was released and picked up by the Twins on another minor league deal. He performed reasonably well at Triple-A, posting a 3.75 ERA and 1.28 WHIP. In seven previous games with the Twins this season, three of them starts, he has a 4.00 ERA in 27 innings, with a 1.30 WHIP. His 25:7 K/BB ratio is solid as well.

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