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Anibal Sanchez | Starting Pitcher | #19

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/27/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / BOS
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Anibal Sanchez was wild in a win over the Athletics on Thursday, allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings despite walking seven batters.
The seven walks were the most allowed by Sanchez since September 28, 2009. He also gave up three hits, so he was on the edge of disaster at times, but he minimized the damage by striking out nine batters. The 32-year-old has been really shaky in the early going, posting a 6.08 ERA through five starts. While the strikeouts were nice to see, an outing like this one doesn’t really inspire confidence for fantasy owners. Apr 28 - 8:19 PM

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Anibal Sanchez was annihilated in Saturday's loss to the Indians, getting torched for six runs on nine hits in just 2 1/3 innings of work.

The Indians jumped on him for three runs in the first then chased him with another four in the third, highlight by a three-run homer off the bat of Yan Gomes. Now 2-2 on the season, Sanchez will look to improve upon his troublesome 7.00 ERA and 1.89 WHIP when he takes the hill against the Athletics at home on Thursday.
Apr 23 - 4:08 PM

Anibal Sanchez surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over five innings Sunday in a loss to the Astros.

Houston jumped Sanchez right out of the gate, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first inning on a Jose Altuve leadoff homer and a two-out wild pitch that allowed George Springer to race home from third base. Sanchez then allowed a homer to Springer in the third, and an RBI single to Altuve in the fourth. The Detroit right-hander will try to get back on track next time out against the Indians. He was very good in his first two starts to open the 2016 season.
Apr 17 - 5:57 PM

Anibal Sanchez held the Pirates to two runs over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday for his second win.

Sanchez was cruising until the bottom of the sixth, when David Freese reached on an off-line throw by Nick Castellanos and Starling Marte slugged a pitch deep to left field for a two-run shot. Sanchez gave up only four hits and struck out four. He now stands 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA through two starts this year. A road start against the Astros is next.
Apr 12 - 4:34 PM

Anibal Sanchez limited the Marlins to two runs on four hits over five innings in Wednesday's win.

Sanchez struggled with his control at times, walking three. He also notched three strikeouts. After tossing five scoreless innings, he started the sixth inning and immediately ran into trouble, walking Marcell Ozuna and allowing a double to Christian Yelich to open the frame. Drew VerHagen came on in relief and allowed both runners to score. The 32-year-old Sanchez is looking to rebound after he posted a career-worst 4.99 ERA in 157 innings in 2015. Next up on his schedule, a home start against the Pirates.
Apr 6 - 8:22 PM

Anibal Sanchez surrendered four runs in 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Rays.

He gave up seven hits, walked two and struck out three. Sanchez was behind earlier this spring because of triceps inflammation and a case of bronchitis. He's mostly caught up now, but he still doesn't seem like the best of bets to get off to a fast start this year. Then again, he does get to face the Phillies his first time out.
Apr 1 - 4:29 PM

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday that Anibal Sanchez (triceps) could start the second game of the regular season.

Sanchez fell behind this spring after dealing with right triceps inflammation, but he tossed four scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut Monday against the Phillies. The thought was that Mike Pelfrey would start the second game of the season if Sanchez wasn't ready in time, but the plan could change if he continues to progress.
Mar 22 - 10:01 AM

Anibal Sanchez faced the minimum over four innings Monday in a no-decision against the Phillies.

Sanchez walked one, but the runner was erased on a double play., He struck out three. It was Sanchez's spring debut after a bout of right triceps inflammation. Since he's up to four innings already, he should be good for the first week of the season.
Mar 21 - 4:25 PM

Anibal Sanchez (triceps, bronchitis) is expected to make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

Sanchez fell behind this spring with right triceps inflammation and a bronchial illness, but he made it through a three-inning simulated game on Wednesday and is now ready for the next step. Barring any setbacks, he's expected to start the fourth game of the regular season.
Mar 16 - 3:45 PM

Anibal Sanchez (triceps, bronchitis) threw a three-inning simulated game against minor leaguers on Wednesday.

Sanchez threw 30 pitches in his last simulated game last Friday, so he got stretched out to 45 pitches this time around. He didn't allow any hits and struck out six while walking one. The veteran right-hander is back on track after his triceps inflammation and bronchial illness, so Grapefruit League action shouldn't be far off.
Mar 16 - 10:38 AM

Anibal Sanchez (triceps, bronchitis) will throw in a simulated game against minor leaguers on Wednesday.

Sanchez has been slowed this spring due to right triceps inflammation and a bronchial illness, but he made it through a 30-pitch simulated game on Friday and will continue to get stretched out on Wednesday. There's still time for him to get ready for the season.
Mar 15 - 3:37 PM

Anibal Sanchez (triceps, bronchitis) threw a 30-pitch simulated game on Friday.

It's been a rough spring for Sanchez, as he went down with inflammation in his right triceps a couple weeks ago and has since been suffering from a bronchial illness. It looks like the veteran right-hander is nearly back on track, though, and he still has time to get his work in before Opening Day.
Mar 11 - 9:13 AM

Anibal Sanchez (triceps) threw 50 pitches off the mound Tuesday in Tigers camp.

Sanchez has been fighting a bronchial illness in addition to the inflammation in his right triceps. He fought through the sickness to throw 25 pain-free bullpen pitches on Saturday and then got up to 50 today. Assuming he doesn't report any pain or discomfort off of that work, he'll likely be throwing live batting practice on Friday. Should that come off smoothly, Grapefruit League action shouldn't be far off.
Mar 8 - 10:25 AM

Anibal Sanchez (triceps) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session without any issues on Saturday.

He wasn't expected to throw on Saturday due to a bronchial illness that he's been battling, but Sanchez was able to get on the mound and get some work in. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said that he'll need at least one more bullpen session and will have to throw live batting practice before he's cleared to appear in Grapefruit League games.
Mar 5 - 11:11 AM

Anibal Sanchez (triceps) is still dealing with a bronchial illness and there remains no schedule for him to resume throwing off of a mound.

Sanchez had been scheduled for a bullpen session on Friday, but his illness has pushed that back a couple of days. The veteran right-hander is expected to be ready in plenty of time for the start of the regular season.
Mar 5 - 9:10 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1James McCann
2Jarrod Saltalamacchia
3Bobby Wilson
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
2Mike Aviles
SS1Jose Iglesias
2Andrew Romine
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Justin Upton
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Anthony Gose
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Jordan Zimmermann
3Anibal Sanchez
4Mike Pelfrey
5Shane Greene
6Michael Fulmer
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Mark Lowe
3Justin Wilson
4Alex Wilson
5Blaine Hardy
6Drew VerHagen
7Kyle Ryan
8Angel Nesbitt