Aaron Sanchez thought Justin Nicolino was calling about a leaky sink, so he ignored his cell and continued with his lunch.

Nicolino had been staying at Sanchez’s house in Florida in the off-season and the two best friends — teammates in the Blue Jays’ minor-league system — had recently chatted about a pesky drip.

Sanchez had no idea Nicolino was actually calling to say he had just been traded to the Miami Marlins as part of a blockbuster swap for Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle.

A month later, another of Sanchez’s teammates, Noah Syndergaard, was dealt to the New York Mets as part of the trade for R.A. Dickey.

While Jays’ fans rejoiced, Sanchez was bummed.

In just a few weeks he was all that was left of the “Lansing Three,” the nickname given to the trio of highly touted pitching prospects who spent last season with the Jays’ low-A affiliate in Lansing, Mich.

“We had so much hype around us last year and we all thought we were going to make it to Toronto together,” Sanchez said Monday in Dunedin, after the second day of workouts at the Jays’ minor-league camp. “Now I’m the lone ranger.”