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Anibal Sanchez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) is scheduled to start throwing early next week.
That's from Tigers trainer Kevin Rand after Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said earlier Wednesday that Sanchez "won't pick up a ball until he's asymptomatic." With little left to play for, the Tigers would do well to ensure Sanchez is fully healthy before he comes back, regardless of whether that's in 2015 or 2016. Aug 26 - 6:55 PM

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Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing.

Sanchez has missed the last week with a right rotator cuff strain. "I think he's just getting treatment right now," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He won't pick up a ball until he's asymptomatic." Sanchez has a history of shoulder problems, so Detroit figures to proceed cautiously with him.
Aug 26 - 9:51 AM

Tigers placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a right rotator cuff strain.

Sanchez has struggled badly over his last several starts, so he'll take some time off and try to get righted for the stretch run. Detroit also lost starting pitcher Daniel Norris this week to an oblique injury.
Aug 20 - 3:53 PM

Anibal Sanchez lasted only 2 1/3 innings, allowing two runs in a no-decision as the Tigers eked out a win against the Cubs on Tuesday.

Sanchez's night was shortened by a rain delay. Chris Coghlan belted a two-run home run off of him in the first inning, accounting for the damage. The right-hander gave up three hits and a walk while striking out two. He'll bring a 4.99 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, and 138/49 K/BB ratio over 157 innings into a home start against the Rangers.
Aug 19 - 2:14 AM

Anibal Sanchez allowed five runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.

Sanchez was plagued by the big fly in this one, as three of his seven hits allowed left the yard. The three homers -- two-run shots by Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas, and a solo dinger by Lorenzo Cain -- accounted for all five of the Royals' runs against him. Sanchez walked one and struck out four in the outing. Sanchez has now lost three of his last four decisions, evening his record at 10-10. He now has an unsightly 4.95 ERA and 1.27 WHIP with an interleague date with the Cubs looming on Tuesday.
Aug 12 - 12:02 AM

Anibal Sanchez was mostly effective in earning a Thursday no-decision against the Royals, surrendering four runs on five hits over six-plus innings.

Sanchez struck out six and walked four in the contest. Two of those walks were issued in the second inning and helped lead to three of the four runs that scored against him. For the season, the 31-year-old right-hander is pitching to a 4.82 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. He'll head home to face these same Royals next time he takes the mound.
Aug 6 - 4:41 PM

The wheels fell off for Anibal Sanchez Saturday in a 6-2 loss to Baltimore.

The O's torched Sanchez for six runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander allowed two home runs, raising his season total to 24. Among AL starters, only Phil Hughes has surrendered more long balls than Sanchez. The right-hander's 4.77 ERA is his highest since 2008.
Aug 1 - 10:05 PM

Anibal Sanchez gave up three runs in 5 1/3 innings to the Rays on Monday, resulting in his eighth loss of the season.

Curt Casali hit a solo home run in the third, Kevin Kiermaier ripped an RBI double in the fourth, and Logan Forsythe hit an RBI single in the fifth to account for the damage. Sanchez, overall, allowed eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. Though it was his eighth loss of the season, he hadn't lost a start since June 3, ending a stretch of eight starts in which he earned seven wins. Sanchez owns a disappointing 4.61 ERA with a 1.25 WHIP and a 121/43 K/BB ratio over 136 2/3 innings. He'll go up against the Orioles in a road start this weekend.
Jul 27 - 10:51 PM

Anibal Sanchez yielded four runs in 6 2/3 innings and earned the win on Wednesday against the Mariners.

Nelson Cruz did most of the damage, hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning and a solo shot in the sixth. Sanchez allowed nine hits and two walks overall while striking out six. The right-hander hasn't lost a decision since June 3, earning the win in seven of eight starts since. But he still has a mediocre 4.59 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 115/41 K/BB ratio over 131 1/3 innings. Sanchez will aim to continue his undefeated streak in Tampa Bay next week against the Rays.
Jul 22 - 10:30 PM

Anibal Sanchez picked up his ninth victory of the season on Friday, allowing two runs on eight hits over six strong innings against the Orioles.

Sanchez struck out three on the night while issuing a pair of walks. The right-hander has now won each of his last three starts, and six consecutive decisions dating back to June 3. He'll look to continue that impressive run when he takes on the Mariners at home on Wednesday.
Jul 17 - 10:11 PM

Anibal Sanchez didn't have his best stuff but held on long enough to get the win Wednesday, allowing four runs -- three earned -- over 6 1/3 innings against the Mariners.

Sanchez worked around five hits and five walks on the afternoon, giving up two runs on a Dustin Ackley home run in the fourth inning. Sanchez also struck out six in the outing. The win was his fifth in a row and eighth in 18 starts this year. The 31-year-old heads into the break at 8-7 with a 4.63 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.
Jul 8 - 7:21 PM

Anibal Sanchez came within five outs of his second career no-hitter on Friday, and ended up surrendering four runs on three hits over 7 1/3 innings of work.

Sanchez struck out five and walked three on the night. He was absolutely dominant through the first seven frames, but walked Justin Smoak in the seventh inning then allowed a one-out single to Ezequiel Carrera. He was left in to face the next two hitters who also singled, before giving way to the Tigers' bullpen. The Jays ended up striking for six runs in the inning, included the three runners the bullpen inherited from Sanchez. He has now won each of his last four decisions and will look to extend that streak when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle on Wednesday.
Jul 3 - 10:15 PM

Anibal Sanchez pitched decently in a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday, allowing four runs on six hits over his seven frames.

Sanchez punched out seven on the night while walking only two. Most of the damage against him stemmed from his inability to keep the ball in the yard, as a trio of White Sox blasted solo home runs against him. The 31-year-old will carry a 4.63 ERA and 95/29 K/BB ratio into his next outing against the Pirates on Thursday.
Jun 26 - 10:23 PM

Anibal Sanchez held the Yankees to three runs across seven innings in Sunday's 12-4 victory.

Sanchez served up a pair of home runs, but they were both solo shots. He struck out five on the day, yielding seven hits and walking a pair. It's been an uneven season for the veteran right-hander, but he's been terrific of late with just the three runs given up over his last three outings. He'll bring a 4.59 ERA into next weekend's start versus the White Sox.
Jun 21 - 4:22 PM

Anibal Sanchez was in top form on Monday, spinning a two-hit shutout against the Reds to earn his fifth win of the season.

It was a nice follow up to his previous effort in which he blanked the Cubs over 7 2/3 innings. Todd Frazier and Joey Votto accounted for the only hits, both singles. Sanchez issued no walks and struck out seven. It hasn't always been easy for him this season, as he still carries a meager 4.65 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP and an 83/25 K/BB ratio over 91 innings. Sanchez will carry a 17 2/3 scoreless inning streak into a road start against the Yankees next.
Jun 15 - 9:58 PM

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C1Alex Avila
2James McCann
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Alfredo Simon
4Buck Farmer
5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
7Kyle Lobstein
Relief Pitcher
R1Bruce Rondon
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Tom Gorzelanny
7Drew VerHagen
8Joe Nathan
9Guido Knudson
10Jose Valdez