Blue Jays’ Sanchez undergoes procedure to remove part of a fingernail

Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar takes batting practice wearing his customized Toronto Raptors jersey ahead of the Dino's second playoff game.

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez underwent a minor procedure on his right hand to remove part of a fingernail, the team announced Tuesday.

The procedure is aimed at alleviating the blister issue on his right middle finger that bothered him in spring training and most recently forced him to a stint on the 10-day disabled list. Sanchez allowed seven hits, three of which were home runs, to the Baltimore Orioles in his last start.

He travelled to Kansas City, where the surgery was performed by Dr. Glenn Goldstein on Monday. He should “resume throwing in days,” according to the team.

Following his start against the Orioles, Sanchez was adamant about fixing the issue.

“I can’t keep altering my mechanics and putting my other body parts in jeopardy for something that’s so little. I need to get this thing knocked out,” Sanchez told reporters. “It’s something that’s been lingering for a little bit now.”

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