Astros Pitcher Aaron Sanchez to Undergo Season-Ending Shoulder Surgery

HOUSTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 20: Aaron Sanchez #18 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park on August 20, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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After being traded to the Houston Astros at the traded deadline and being part of combined no-hitter in his first start with the team, right-hander Aaron Sanchez looked like he'd be a real difference maker for this team down the stretch and into the playoffs.

Unfortunately, that won't be the case and the injuries continue to pile up, as Sanchez is done for the year and will undergo shoulder surgery next week.

Sanchez, 27, has made 27 starts in total between the Toronto Blue Jays and Astros, owning a 5-14 record with a 5.89 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 115 strikeouts over 131.1 innings.

He showed improvement in Houston, posting a 2-0 record with a 4.82 ERA and 1.23 WHIP.

It seems like forever ago, but back in 2016 he was an All-Star and led the American League with a 3.00 ERA, which is impressive considering the division he pitches in.

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow told reporters that Sanchez's season is over and that more details about the surgery and a timeline for his return will come after the procedure takes place.