Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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The addition of Anibal Sanchez to Detroit's rotation has shifted the area-of-need focus to the bottom five members of the batting order. A faltering 2-4 start to a nine-game road trip that continues Monday in Boston put a light on a problem that appeared to be disappearing with Detroit surging to first place in the AL Central through the first three weeks of July. But five games in which the Tigers got just two RBI from their bottom five hitters (or non-hitters, as you wish) prior to a two-home-run, four-RBI performance Sunday by Jhonny Peralta suggests that general manager Dave Dombrowski might surprise sometime between now and Aug. 31 and pluck a reliable, run-producing, right-handed hitter out of the sky. It's easier to find a dead Armadillo on a Texas highway than it is to get a solid right-handed hitter at this point in the season, but situations change and Dombrowski might be able to get a veteran who can be rejuvenated or an impending free agent to help shore up the ...
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