Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sanchez Throws Two No-Hit Innings in Blue Jays' Tie with Pirates

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Sanchez Throws Two No-Hit Innings in Blue Jays' Tie with Pirates

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Sanchez looks good in spring training debut

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DUNEDIN, Fla. - Aaron Sanchez pitched two no-hit innings as a Toronto Blue Jays split squad battled to a 1-1 tie with a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad in pre-season baseball action Friday.

Sanchez had one strikeout and one walk over his two innings of work.

While a small sample size, Sanchez's outing is reason for optimism following two injury-plagued seasons.

The 26-year-old had surgery on his right middle finger in September, ending a disappointing season that included a lengthy stint on the disabled list after he got his finger stuck in his suitcase in June.

He has also struggled with blisters and nail-related issues on his throwing hand for the last couple seasons.

Sanchez had a breakout season in 2016, when he played in the all-star game and had an American-League best 3. …

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