Former Blue Jays Stroman, Sanchez to start with new clubs Saturday

MLB Network Insider Jon Paul Morosi joined Sportsnet Today to discuss the Toronto Blue Jays recent roster moves and how the team operates when making trades.

Former Toronto Blue Jays pitchers Aaron Sanchez and Marcus Stroman will both get their first starts with their new teams Saturday, according to multiple reports.

Stroman, now with the New York Mets, will pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park, while Sanchez will take the mound at home for the Houston Astros against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park.

The latter report appears to answer the question regarding how the Astros would choose to use Sanchez, as the 27-year-old right-hander has struggled this year with a 3-14 record, 6.07 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 112.2 innings pitched and 23 starts.

Stroman, 28, has compiled a 6-11 record, 2.96 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 124.2 innings pitched over 21 starts in 2019.

The Blue Jays sent shockwaves through MLB by trading their top starters this week, adding pitching prospects Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods Richardson in the Stroman trade and Derek Fisher for Sanchez, Joe Biagini and Cal Stevenson.

The Astros currently lead the AL West with a 69-40 record while the Mets are still chasing a post-season spot in the NL East with a 53-55 record and are four games behind in the wild-card spot.

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