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Anibal Sanchez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 207
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) has begun physical therapy and is "starting to feel a little bit better," according to Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand.
Sanchez will be limited to therapy work for 10-14 days before being cleared to begin a throwing program if all goes well. He's expected to be sidelined until September. Aug 12 - 9:29 PM

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Tigers placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right pectoral muscle.

Sanchez was removed from Friday's start with the injury and it's expected to sideline him for 3-4 weeks, which is obviously a big blow for the Tigers. The club has yet to announce who will replace Sanchez in the rotation, but Robbie Ray seems to be the most likely candidate.
Aug 10 - 11:15 AM

Anibal Sanchez (pectorals) will return to Detroit to undergo an MRI exam on Saturday.

The Tigers want to determine the severity of his right pectoral strain before making a decision on his status. At this point, a trip to the disabled list seems likely. If that's the case, Robbie Ray and Duane Below would be the most likely candidates to fill his spot in the rotation.
Aug 8 - 11:32 PM

Anibal Sanchez was removed from Friday's start against the Blue Jays in the fifth inning with a pectoral strain.

The Tigers did not provide immediate word on his status or potential timeline for recovery, other than that he'll be re-evaluated on Saturday. He struggled in his 4 2/3 innings before being pulled, allowing four runs on 10 hits in just 4 2/3 innings.
Aug 8 - 9:44 PM

Anibal Sanchez was removed from Friday's start against the Blue Jays in the sixth inning with an undisclosed injury.

Before departing, Sanchez had surrendered four runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings while striking out three and walking one. The Tigers should provide an update on his status shortly, but next week's start against the Pirates could be in doubt.
Aug 8 - 9:22 PM

Anibal Sanchez struck out 12 over seven scoreless innings, and the Tigers shut out the Rockies 4-0 on Sunday.

Sanchez gave up just two hits, both singles, while not walking a batter in the win. He moved to 8-5 with a 3.37 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 99/29 K/BB ratio through 20 starts. He'll look to stay hot Friday at the Blue Jays.
Aug 3 - 4:25 PM

Anibal Sanchez yielded five earned runs in 6 1/3 innings but earned a win Wednesday versus Arizona.

Sanchez did not pitch well, allowing 11 total hits, but the Detroit offense exploded for 11 runs to take two of three games at Chase Field. Sanchez will look to bounce back next week at home against the White Sox. He is 7-4 with a solid 3.45 ERA and 1.09 WHIP.
Jul 23 - 7:04 PM

Anibal Sanchez cruised through six innings unscathed against the Indians on Friday, but he was tagged for four runs without recording an out in the seventh inning en route to his fourth loss of the season.

Sanchez punched out seven on the night while allowing six hits and a walk. Even with the loss, he sports a solid 3.22 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 77/26 K/BB ratio through his 100 2/3 innings. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he takes on the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
Jul 18 - 11:46 PM

Anibal Sanchez picked up his sixth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Royals to just one run on eight hits over seven innings.

Sanchez punched out three on the night and didn’t walk a batter. The only damage against him on the night came in the first inning, where Salvador Perez cashed in Eric Hosmer with an RBI single. He’ll head into the All-Star break with a terrific 3.04 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 70/25 K/BB ratio over his first 94 2/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 11:15 PM

Anibal Sanchez was knocked around for seven earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Rays.

Sanchez was doing fine until the top of the fifth inning, when the Rays rattled off three runs. They then poured on four more in the top of the sixth. Sanchez watched his ERA jump from 2.63 to 3.18. He will try to bounce back next week against the Royals.
Jul 5 - 7:19 PM

Anibal Sanchez pitched seven innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- against the A's on Monday.

It was a no-decision for Sanchez, who left with the Tigers down 3-1. Since the Tigers did come back in the ninth, Sanchez's five-game winning streak remained intact. He's also racked up five no-decisions since his last loss on April 21.
Jun 30 - 11:51 PM

Anibal Sanchez fired seven innings of one-run ball Thursday in the Tigers' defeat of the Royals.

Sanchez limited the Royals to five hits -- three singles and two doubles -- over his seven impressive frames. He didn't strike out a batter but also issued just one walk. The right-hander is now 4-2 on the year with a shiny 2.33 ERA and 0.93 WHIP. He'll take on the Rangers in Texas on his next turn through Detroit's rotation.
Jun 19 - 3:39 PM

Anibal Sanchez pitched well in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Sunday, allowing just two runs on six hits over six innings of work.

Sanchez punched out seven on the night while issuing two walks. He wasn’t very economical though, needing 112 pitches just to get through his six frames. Mike Napoli supplied part of the damage with a solo homer off him in the sixth inning, the first long ball that Sanchez has surrendered on the season. He’ll bring a terrific 2.24 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 53/17 K/BB ratio into Friday’s start against the Twins.
Jun 8 - 11:45 PM

Anibal Sanchez got the no-decision, shutting out the Blue Jays over seven innings in Tuesday's loss.

Sanchez was matched by Drew Hutchison in a scoreless pitcher's duel. He allowed only two hits -- both doubles -- without issuing a walk and striking out five. The right-hander has shaken off some early-season rust and now owns a 2.15 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 46/15 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings. Sanchez will face the Red Sox at home in his next outing.
Jun 3 - 10:17 PM

Anibal Sanchez dominated the A's on Wednesday by striking out nine and scattering just three hits over 8 1/3 innings, but he took a hard-luck no-decision in a 3-1 setback.

His best start of the year had a rotten ending: Sanchez was pulled in the ninth with a 1-0 lead after allowing a Coco Crisp double. Joe Nathan failed to record an out before giving up a three-run walk-off homer to Josh Donaldson. Sanchez was victorious in his last two outings by yielding exactly two runs and five hits apiece; he went a season-high seven frames Friday versus the Rangers and then bested that effort tonight. The dealing veteran, now 2-2 with a 2.49 ERA, welcomes the Blue Jays to town next week.
May 29 - 12:37 AM

Depth Charts

C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1J.D. Martinez
2Andy Dirks
CF1Rajai Davis
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Torii Hunter
2Don Kelly
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Justin Verlander
3Max Scherzer
4Anibal Sanchez
5Rick Porcello
6Robbie Ray
Relief Pitcher
R1Joe Nathan
2Joakim Soria
3Joba Chamberlain
4Al Alburquerque
5Phil Coke
6Ian Krol
7Blaine Hardy
8Jim Johnson
9Joel Hanrahan
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon