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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
College: None
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Anibal Sanchez has no major structural damage in his right shoulder.
An MRI Wednesday showed as much, and he received a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection in the shoulder Wednesday. He'll be shut down for the rest of the season, but the hope is that he'll be fine by the start of the 2016 season. Sep 16 - 9:58 PM

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Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) will visit Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday.

There should be an update from the Tigers soon after that examination. Sanchez was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday after experiencing more discomfort in his right shoulder. He hasn't made an appearance for the Tigers since mid-August and can be ruled out for the remainder of the 2015 regular season.
Sep 15 - 4:26 PM

Anibal Sanchez will not start Wednesday as anticipated after his ailing right shoulder flared up during a bullpen session Monday.

He'll be sent to a specialist, possibly Dr. James Andrews. Even if no structural damage is found, Sanchez's season is almost surely over. It was a little puzzling in the first place that the Tigers had been planning to bring him back, anyway, given his history of shoulder issues. Daniel Norris, who had been scheduled to piggy-back off Sanchez on Wednesday, will now start the game.
Sep 14 - 11:26 PM

Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) will rejoin the Tigers' rotation on Wednesday.

He'll only be allowed to throw 45-50 pitches in his first start back but should be able to handle a full workload by the end of the season. Sanchez has been out since mid-August with a right rotator cuff strain.
Sep 13 - 10:59 AM

Aníbal Sanchez (shoulder) threw a simulated game in the batting cages on Saturday.

So did Daniel Norris (oblique). Both are expected back sometime next week, possibly as soon as Wednesday. Sanchez has been a massive disappointment for the Tigers. Only Cubs right-hander Dan Haren has allowed more home runs this year.
Sep 12 - 5:12 PM

Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) threw a successful 40-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.

The next step for Sanchez is a simulated game, scheduled for Saturday. He's been out since mid-August with a right rotator cuff strain and remains questionable to return before the end of the regular season.
Sep 9 - 4:19 PM

Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

If it goes well, he'll then throw a simulated game over the weekend. Sanchez has been out since mid-August with a right rotator cuff strain but hasn't given up hope of rejoining the Tigers' rotation at some point this month.
Sep 8 - 7:01 PM

Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) threw from a distance of 90 feet on Thursday.

Sanchez said that he wasn't in any pain, but plans to take things slowly as he makes his way back from a right rotator cuff strain. It's unclear whether he'll pitch again this season and the Tigers have little reason to rush things at this point.
Sep 3 - 5:26 PM

Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) played catch on Tuesday.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus noted that Sanchez wasn't in any pain, but his throwing session was just "OK." There remains no timetable for Sanchez's return to the rotation, but this is the first step. He's been on the shelf since mid-August with a right rotator cuff strain.
Sep 1 - 6:38 PM

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

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

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SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
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3B1Nick Castellanos
2Jefry Marte
LF1Tyler Collins
2Steven Moya
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Anthony Gose
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Anibal Sanchez
3Daniel Norris
4Kyle Lobstein
5Matt Boyd
6Michael Fulmer
7Jairo Labourt
8Luis Cessa
9Montreal Robertson
Relief Pitcher
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Alex Wilson
3Al Alburquerque
4Blaine Hardy
5Neftali Feliz
6Bruce Rondon
7Drew VerHagen
8Kyle Ryan
9Jeff Ferrell
10Jose Valdez
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