Anibal Sanchez RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brad Ausmus: Anibal Sanchez might be ready in time to start second game of season

    Michigan Live "The assumption all along has been that Anibal Sanchez would make a start in a minor-league or simulated game early in April after spring training ends and then join the Detroit Tigers rotation a bit late. That assumption might turn out to be wrong. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday..." March 22

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Anibal Sanchez played catch from 90 feet, said he felt good. He’ll throw from 90 feet again next couple days, then out to 120.

  • Anibal Sanchez out of action due to right triceps inflammation

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez has been sidelined by right triceps inflammation. Sanchez was in the pitching group that was scheduled to face Tigers hitters in live bullpen sessions Thursday, but he did not take part. Sanchez threw off the mound with his group Monday, then had an..." February 25

  • Tigers' Sanchez 'all good' after examination with Dr. James Andrews

    The Score "For pitchers dealing with arm trouble, bad news typically follows an examination by Dr. James Andrews, the renowned orthopedist whose scalpel has rewired countless arms over the years. Detroit Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez, however, breathed a sigh of relief after Wednesday's consultation..." September 17

  • Anibal Sanchez to see specialist Wednesday; Detroit Tigers optimistic it's not serious

    Michigan Live "Healthy pitchers don't get scratched from the starting rotation and leave their teams to see renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Yet both Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and pitching coach Jeff Jones are optimistic that Anibal Sanchez's shoulder issue is not serious. Sanchez will see Andrews..." September 15

  • Tigers' Sanchez will miss start, likely done for season

    Detroit News "When the Tigers arrived here Sunday, manager Brad Ausmus was trying to devise a way to work seven starting pitchers into a five-man rotation. That's not going to be a problem going forward. Anibal Sanchez, who was expected to come off the disabled list and start Wednesday, has been..." September 15

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Anibal Sanchez and Daniel Norris threw a simulated game inside the cages today. Conceivable one of them could pitch as early as Wednesday.

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    Catherine Slonksnis @CSlonksnis

    Sanchez on 15-day DL for right rotator cuff inflammation.

  • Tigers place SP Anibal Sanchez on 15-day DL

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Tigers placed starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday, per Sanchez is out with inflammation in his right rotator cuff." August 20

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Anibal Sanchez to be activated from DL tomorrow. He'll pitch out of bullpen.

  • Tigers' Anibal Sanchez as bullpen option 'not unreasonable'

    Detroit News "Rather than any questions about his recovery, it appears Anibal Sanchez’s challenge is more an issue of time. The Tigers and Sanchez are quietly giddy about his accelerating bounceback from a strained pectoralis. The issue is whether Sanchez, a right-handed fixture in the starting rotation, can..." September 17

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    Tom Gage @Tom_Gage

    #Tigers Sanchez no longer even a possibility to start on Sat - felt pain while throwing on Monday (pectoral strain) - seeing doctor

  • Sanchez setback puts Tigers, Dombrowski in terrible spot

    CBS Sports "Tuesday, it was revealed that injured Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has suffered a setback and he believes that his 2014 season is in jeopardy. If he really can't come back in the regular season, there's a very good chance the Tigers will miss the postseason for the first time since..." August 26

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    Freep Tigers @freeptigers

    Sanchez left with a right middle-finger blister.

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    Not sure why but Anibal Sanchez is coming out of the game with Dozier still at the plate in the third. Maybe a blister. Ortega coming in.

  • Anibal Sanchez has no issues with shoulder in minor league start

    Hardball Talk "Anibal Sanchez required a cortisone shot last week to combat right shoulder inflammation, but he appears on track to make his first scheduled start of the regular season. According to Jason Beck of, Sanchez threw 71 pitches in a minor league game today without incident. His first game..." March 24

  • Tigers, Anibal Sanchez not worried about discomfort in right shoulder

    Detroit News "As always, no injury is minor until it’s proven so. But how many times this spring are the Tigers going to be reminded of that? So far — from Andy Dirks’ stiff back that led to surgery, to Jose Iglesias’ painful shins he now says are stress fractures — it’s been more than once. That’s..." March 19

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    Bobby Nightengale @nightengalejr

    Max Scherezer will start Game 1 for the #Tigers. He will be followed by Verlander Sanchez and Fister.

  • Anibal Sanchez scheduled to return on Saturday

    Hardball Talk "Anibal Sanchez was forced from his rehab start Monday night at High-A Lakeland after taking a line drive off his left calf in the top of the second inning. But the right-hander is apparently feeling just fine. According to’s Jason Beck, Sanchez has been cleared to return to the..." July 03

  • Tigers' Jim Leyland is 'a little concerned' about Anibal Sanchez

    Detroit Free Press "The news on Anibal Sanchez and Jonathan Papelbon: ■ SANCHEZ: After he pitched Saturday night, manager Jim Leyland didn’t sound concerned about him. But on Sunday morning, Leyland said that he was “a little concerned” about the right-hander. “Concerned” is a word Leyland sometimes uses when..." June 17

  • Tigers put Anibal Sanchez, Alex Avila on DL

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers have placed starter Anibal Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila on the disabled list and recalled catcher Bryan Holaday and outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo. The Tigers also announced that Toledo pitcher Jose Alvarez will start Thursday’s home game against the Boston..." June 17

  • Anibal Sanchez to miss Sunday's game with stiff shoulder

    Detroit News "The Tigers starting rotation has been slammed with its first ailment of 2013 as Anibal Sanchez will miss Sunday’s start against the Indians because of a stiff shoulder. Filling in for Sanchez will be Jose Alvarez, a left-hander, who has been pitching well at Triple A Toledo. Jose Ortega, the..." June 09

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Anibal Sanchez scratched for tomorrow's start with stiff shoulder. Jose Alvarez will be brought up to fill his spot Sunday.

  • Anibal Sanchez looks like another success story for Tigers' front office

    Detroit News "If you had to guess which Tigers starter has been most effective this season, who would it be? That's a different question than who the best Tigers pitcher is. That's Justin Verlander, despite recent hiccups. The answer is, of course, Anibal Sanchez, he of the franchise-record 17-strikeout..." May 29

  • Anibal Sanchez flirts with no-hitter as Tigers down Twins

    Detroit News "He had already chopped his way into the Tigers record book, flamboyantly, three weeks ago when he struck out 17 batters, the most in a single game by any Tigers pitcher in history. Friday night at Comerica Park, Anibal Sanchez came within two batters of finding elite fame in baseball's all-time..." May 25

  • Anibal Sanchez's 7 innings save stress on Tigers bullpen ... for now

    Detroit Free Press "On a day when Jim Leyland worried his bullpen might get overstressed, Anibal Sanchez fought through seven innings to give the relievers a break. The Tigers didn't have Octavio Dotel, Drew Smyly or Joaquin Benoit available Sunday. Dotel was recovering from a sore elbow -- Leyland said he was..." April 15

  • Tigers P Anibal Sanchez facing a new test at World Baseball Classic

    Detroit News "It's been the only elephant in the room for the Tigers as far as the World Baseball Classic is concerned. Losing Miguel Cabrera for a chunk of time to Team Venezuela after Saturday's game — or any hitter to any of the teams in the WBC, for that matter — doesn't have the potential impact in..." March 01

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