The Detroit Tigers continue to purge a flawed, aging roster that provided the team its worst regular-season finish since 2002. As a result, management has decided to decline the club option on veteran pitcher Anibal Sanchez for next season, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Sanchez had been with the Tigers since 2012, when he was acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins. He enjoyed immediate success with Detroit, finishing three playoff starts with an earned run average of 1.22. The Tigers gave him a five-year, $80 million deal after the season, one that included the team option for 2018 in which the club has elected against exercising. The 33 year old’s best year for Detroit came in 2013, when he led the American League in ERA and won a single-season career-high 14 games.
Tigers decline Anibal Sanchez’s 2018 option
Fanrag Sports | Oct 20