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MLB Injury News:
Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez was making a rehab start last night when he was struck in the leg by a line drive back up the middle. The line drive caused Sanchez to have to leave the game, and surely caused a great deal of concern among fans and the front office. Fortunately, Sanchez appears to be alright, but he will be evaluated further today.
Jason Beck of MLB.com initially reported that Sanchez's injury severity was unknown:
Waiting for more info on Anibal Sanchez injury. He left game in Lakeland after liner off left leg. No word yet if it's just bruise or more.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) July 1, 2013
Fortunately, news came back pretty quickly that the injury was minor.
Hearing Anibal Sanchez is feeling OK. Doesn't sound like any serious damage.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) July 2, 2013
Sanchez was acquired by the Tigers this past offseason. He signed a 5-year, $88 million contract and so far, he's delivered. Prior to being injured, Sanchez was 6-5 with a 2.76 ERA. His record is deceiving and caused by a lack of run support more than anything.
Sanchez is recovering from a strained right shoulder. He was placed on the DL in the middle of June. His return should be coming soon as long as he truly is fine after being hit by the line drive yesterday. Generally, pitchers will make 2-3 rehab starts before re-joining the big league club.
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The Tigers, looking to regain their lead in the division, are certainly excited to get Sanchez back. In his career, Sanchez is 54-56 with a 3.66 ERA. He has progressed nicely and improved in each of his last two years pitching.
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