Twins Bring Back Veteran Arm on Minor League Contract
The Minnesota Twins made a small move at the start of the weekend to bring back veteran pitcher Aaron Sanchez on a minor league contract. Sanchez pitched for the franchise during the back half of the 2022 season, signing a one-year deal in June.
This short stint in Minnesota acted as a small resurgence for Sanchez' career after fizzling out with the Washington Nationals to begin 2022.
Sanchez made 7 starts for Washington to begin the year and struggled to the tune of an 8.33 ERA in 31.1 innings pitched. The 8-year MLB veteran then turned things around with a 4.71 ERA across 28.2 innings with the Twins. The most encouraging piece of his turnaround was 7.8 strikeouts per nine innings, something Sanchez hadn't accomplished since 2019.
Previously regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, Sanchez saw his career halted by various injuries. He does own an All-Star appearance to his resume, back in the 2016 season when Sanchez tossed a 3.00 ERA across 30 starts for the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Twins head into the season with +3300 odds to win the 2023 World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.
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