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Eduardo Sanchez | Relief Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 178
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Eduardo Sanchez has been diagnosed with an olecranon stress fracture in his right elbow.
The Tigers are only saying that he will be out for "an extended period" of time. Sanchez signed a minor league contract with Detroit in December and was hoping to compete for a spot in the major league bullpen. Feb 27 - 12:23 PM

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Eduardo Sanchez suffered an elbow injury Wednesday and will be evaluated by Tigers doctors on Thursday.

The severity of the injury is unclear. Sanchez showed some promise early in his career with the Cardinals, but arm issues and control problems have kept him from establishing himself as a major league reliever. He signed a minor league deal with Detroit in December.
Feb 26 - 4:56 PM

Tigers signed RHP Eduardo Sanchez to a minor league contract.

Sanchez once showed promise as a young reliever with the Cardinals, but he struggled this past season for the Cubs and turns 25 years old in November. The right-hander will serve as organizational depth for Detroit.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 12:13:00 PM

Cubs designated RHP Eduardo Sanchez for assignment.

The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan Sweeney who was activated from the disabled list on Sunday. The 24-year-old Sanchez posted a 5.68 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 5/5 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 innings with the Cubs this season.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Eduardo Sanchez to Triple-A Iowa.

Sanchez has allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings in his time with the big club this season. He'll be back next month when rosters expand.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 12:45:00 PM

Cubs recalled RHP Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Iowa.

Sanchez has allowed three hits and one earned run in three innings this season with the Cubs. The 24-year-old right-hander will pitch in a middle relief role.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 11:30:00 AM

Cubs optioned RHP Eduardo Sanchez to Triple-A Iowa.

The move clears a spot for Thomas Neal on the active roster. Sanchez joined the Cubs last weekend and allowed one run in three innings over two appearances. He should be back in September.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 12:58:00 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Iowa.

He'll take Alfonso Soriano's spot on the roster. Sanchez, who was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals in May, had a 3.70 ERA and 24 strikeouts over 24 1/3 innings with Iowa. Of course, the hard-throwing right-hander also issued 17 walks. That's Sanchez in a nutshell.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 05:16:00 PM

Cubs sent RHP Eduardo Sanchez outright to Triple-A Iowa.

Sanchez was designated for assignment last week but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. The righty has really struggled with his control the last two seasons but is still just 24 and has plenty of upside.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 08:33:00 AM

Cubs designated RHP Eduardo Sanchez for assignment.

Sanchez had just been claimed off waivers from the Cardinals a couple weeks ago. He's had his control problems, but the right-hander has a big arm that could again draw interest on waivers.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 11:58:00 PM

Cubs claimed RHP Eduardo Sanchez off waivers from the Cardinals; assigned him to Triple-A Iowa.

Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch speculates that Sanchez was cleared from the Cardinals' 40-man roster in order to make room for Tyler Lyons. Either way, the Cubs were quick to pounce. The 24-year-old has struggled with his control, but he has a big arm and has displayed the ability to get swings-and-misses at the big league level. He could be a useful bullpen piece for Chicago.
Tue, May 21, 2013 02:36:00 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Eduardo Sanchez to Triple-A Memphis.

Sanchez had a 4.26 ERA and 8/2 K/BB ratio over 6 1/3 innings during Grapefruit League action. The move makes it more likely that Trevor Rosenthal will win a bullpen spot.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 04:48:00 PM

Eduardo Sanchez has been placed on Triple-A Memphis' disabled list with a forearm injury.

The Cardinals will shut him down for a week in hopes that he'll be ready to return to the mound in a couple weeks. Sanchez has been a big disappointment both in the majors and minors this season after showing plenty of promise last year as a rookie.
Wed, Aug 1, 2012 08:07:00 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Eduardo Sanchez to Triple-A Memphis.

Sanchez posted a 6.60 ERA in 17 appearances (15 innings) as a middle reliever with the Cardinals. He could be an option for the bullpen again later this season. Maikel Cleto is replacing him on the active roster.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 10:07:00 AM

Cardinals recalled RHP Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Memphis.

Sanchez was sent to the minors at the end of spring training due to concerns about his mechanics. With those apparently ironed out, he will hop into a middle relief role in St. Louis. The 23-year-old registered a stellar 1.80 ERA and 35/16 K/BB ratio in 30 innings last season for the eventual World Series champions.
Mon, May 14, 2012 11:04:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Bryan Holaday
1B1Miguel Cabrera
2B1Ian Kinsler
SS1Eugenio Suarez
2Andrew Romine
3Jose Iglesias
3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Andy Dirks
2Rajai Davis
3J.D. Martinez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Don Kelly
RF1Torii Hunter
2J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Max Scherzer
3Anibal Sanchez
4Rick Porcello
5Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Joe Nathan
2Joel Hanrahan
3Joba Chamberlain
4Ian Krol
5Al Alburquerque
6Phil Coke
7Blaine Hardy
8Chad Smith
9Patrick McCoy
10Luke Putkonen
11Bruce Rondon