Astros placed right-handed pitcher Aaron Sanchez on the 10-day injured list, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com . As expected, he will have a damaged card stop Carlos Correa . Per McTaggart, Chief A.J. Hinch said Sanchez felt a sore higher chest during Tuesday's start, resulting in a dip in the speed of the starter. A pair of corresponding watch lists will be announced tomorrow.
After tonight's game, Sanchez told reporters ( including McTaggart ) that pectoral is not a new issue; rather, he has experienced tenderness in several starts back to his time in Toronto. He has tried to break through the damage, which was finally manifested in the form of reduced speed during Tuesday's game.
With Sanchez on the shelf, the Astros will again have to fill the fifth starting position on the move. Brad Peacock is at least a theoretical candidate to make a point start, though it seems the Astros are destined to keep the peacock in a bullpen role that comes from a damaged list stint and the acquisitions of Sanchez and Zack Greinke . More likely, it would be to see Framber Valdez Jose Urquidy or Rogelio Armenteros return to the size-watch list. All three of them are currently underage ̵
Sanchez, after falling in favor with a Blue Jays organization for which he was once an All-Star, has made an encouraging turn with his new club. While he has only made four starts, his arrival in Houston has given way to important adjustments in his attitude – almost certainly not a coincidence, given Astro's skill in maximizing pitchers potential. Although it is far too early to draw conclusions about Sanchez's reform and vitality, his acquisitions have the early productions of one that could play a role in Hosta's success after the season.