DETROIT -- While things are going in the right direction, it appears Anibal Sanchez would like to make a rehabilitation start before returning to pitch for the Tigers.
Sanchez threw to hitters before Thursday afternoon's game and was encouraged.
"I feel great," Sanchez said. "I feel everything's normal, everything's back on track so I think I'm just going to wait for the process. I threw like three innings today so I'm probably going to have another start for five innings, 60 pitches, something like that. After that, we see for back with the team."
Fellow Venezuelan Avisail Garcia was one of the players who stood in the batter's box while Sanchez pitched.
"He looked nasty, like always," Garcia said. "He's throwing good."
Sanchez said he threw approximately 40 pitches.
"I don't feel anything. I don't feel pain," Sanchez said. "If I don't have one thing for go to the mound, probably I'm not going to start. But everything's coming through, everything is ...