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Anibal Sanchez | Starting Pitcher | #19

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / BOS
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Tigers declined RHP Anibal Sanchez's $16 million club option for 2018.
Sanchez will get a $5 million buyout and hit the free agent market. He posted an ugly 6.41 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 105 1/3 innings (17 starts, 11 relief appearances) this season with the rebuilding Tigers. The veteran right-hander turns 34 years old in February. Nov 2 - 2:53 PM

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Tigers manager Al Avila said Friday that the team will decline Anibal Sanchez's $16 million option for 2018.

The decision was a mere formality, of course. Sanchez had a nice 104/29 K/BB ratio over 105 1/3 innings this season, but he posted a 6.41 ERA and has put up a 5.67 mark across the last three campaigns. Slated to turn 34 in February, Sanchez will probably have a tough time finding a guaranteed rotation spot in 2018.
Oct 20 - 1:58 PM

Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs on seven hits over his five innings in a losing effort against the Twins in Sunday's season finale.

The veteran right-hander struck out six and walked two on the afternoon. Most of the damage against him came on a two-run double by Joe Mauer in the first inning. Sanchez finishes the season with a cringe-inducing 6.41 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 104/29 K/BB ratio in his 105 1/3 innings.
Oct 1 - 6:38 PM

Anibal Sanchez pitched six innings of two-run ball in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

Sanchez has turned in three straight quality starts, striking out 25 in 18 innings during the run. Of course, all three of those starts were against subpar offenses, but Sanchez will certainly take it. He's lowered his ERA from 7.43 to 6.46 during the stretch.
Sep 26 - 11:42 PM

Anibal Sanchez took a tough-luck loss Wednesday versus the Athletics after striking out eight batters over six innings of one-run ball.

Sanchez gave up back-to-back doubles to lead off the top of the third inning, but Oakland managed only one run in that frame and the 33-year-old right-hander was otherwise sharp in the afternoon outing against the A's. Sanchez is sporting a strikeout rate reminiscent of his peak years, though he still owns a brutal 6.68 season ERA.
Sep 20 - 4:29 PM

Anibal Sanchez punched out 11 batters and allowed just one run in six frames but didn't get the decision as his club won 3-2 over the White Sox on Friday.

He gave up six hits and a walk with the only damage coming on a solo homer by Yoan Moncada. Sanchez was dominant tonight and didn't look like the same guy who has been beaten up all summer long. It was the first double-figure strikeout game he's had all year. It was the second time all year he has given up less than two runs in a start (in the first one he was hit by a line drive and didn't make it through the first inning). Tonight his ERA improved to 7.03 with a 1.64 ERA in 24 games (13 starts).
Sep 15 - 11:47 PM

Anibal Sanchez gave up 12 hits and seven runs in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to Toronto on Sunday.

The good news is Sanchez's calf felt well enough for start. The bad news for Tiger fans is that it's still Anibal Sanchez. What was once one of the better starting pitchers in baseball now possesses a 7.43 ERA for the woeful Tigers. He's scheduled to make his next start Friday against the White Sox.
Sep 10 - 4:24 PM

Tigers' manager Brad Ausmus said Friday that Anibal Sanchez (calf) will start on Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Sanchez was lifted from Tuesday's start in the first inning after being drilled by a batted ball. He has recovered quickly though and will be able to take the hill for his regular scheduled turn on Sunday.
Sep 9 - 12:09 AM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that Anibal Sanchez (calf) has recovered from the injury suffered on Tuesday.

Sanchez went down in immediate pain after he took a liner to the calf in the first inning of Tuesday's outing against the Royals. Subsequent X-rays returned negative. The veteran right-hander is in line to toe the rubber against the Blue Jays this weekend so long as he does not suffer a setback over the next few days.
Sep 6 - 4:22 PM

Anibal Sanchez has been diagnosed with a right calf contusion.

Sanchez looked to be in immense pain when he was struck by a line drive in the first inning of his start Tuesday against the Royals, but X-rays turned up negative. The veteran right-hander will be reevaluated on Wednesday.
Sep 5 - 7:53 PM

Anibal Sanchez was lifted from his start Tuesday against the Royals after taking a line drive off his shin.

Sanchez made it just five pitches in his first start August 16. He tried a warmup throw but couldn't put any pressure on his foot. This could be a season-ender for Sanchez, even if it's just a bad bruise.
Sep 5 - 7:20 PM

Anibal Sanchez, who came off the disabled list on Friday, will start against the Royals on Tuesday.

Sanchez gave up 17 runs over 11 1/3 innings in his last three starts before landing on the DL with a hamstring problem. You don't want him anywhere near your fantasy team.
Sep 2 - 5:54 PM

Tigers activated RHP Anibal Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list.

Sanchez missed a couple weeks with a strained hamstring. He's posted a 6.95 ERA in the majors this season.
Sep 1 - 12:27 PM

Anibal Sanchez (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A West Michigan on Thursday.

It should be the only rehab start he needs before rejoining the Tigers' rotation. Sanchez has been out for the last week and a half with a left hamstring injury.
Aug 28 - 6:42 PM

Tigers placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 17, with left hamstring tightness.

Sanchez tweaked the hammy during Wednesday's start against the Rangers. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined. Daniel Norris (groin) could be ready to return from the DL to take Sanchez's rotation spot.
Aug 18 - 4:28 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Derek Norris
3Grayson Greiner
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2Chad Huffman
3Edwin Espinal
2B1Dixon Machado
2Niko Goodrum
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Sergio Alcantara
3B1Jeimer Candelario
LF1Mikie Mahtook
2Victor Reyes
CF1Leonys Martin
2JaCoby Jones
RF1Nicholas Castellanos
2Michael Gerber
3Jim Adduci
DH1Victor Martinez
2John Hicks
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Michael Fulmer
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Daniel Norris
4Matt Boyd
5Mike Fiers
6Buck Farmer
7Chad Bell
8Artie Lewicki
9Ryan Carpenter
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Shane Greene
2Alex Wilson
3Joe Jimenez
4Warwick Saupold
5Daniel Stumpf
6Drew VerHagen
7Zac Reininger
8Blaine Hardy
9Jairo Labourt
10Enrique Burgos
11Gerson Moreno
12Eduardo Jimenez
13Kevin Comer
14Mark Montgomery