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Despite being hit by a line drive in his recent rehab start, Anibal Sanchez has progressed enough in his recovery to return to the Detroit Tigers' active roster. The team and doctors have cleared him to return to the rotation on Saturday. He will take on the Cleveland Indians.
In other #Tigers starter news, Leyland said Sanchez will start Saturday in Cleveland. They'll just have to watch his pitch count.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) July 2, 2013
Because of the pitch count limitations, Sanchez's first couple starts off the DL likely will not be long. However, anything he can give them should surely be a positive for Detroit. The Tigers have a good pitching staff, and Sanchez's return just reinforces that.
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Sanchez has been on the DL since the middle of June with a strained right shoulder. The Tigers are getting him back not long after the minimum days allowable under the 15-day DL rules. He didn't have any hiccups in his rehab or his rehab starts aside from the line drive that hit him in the leg.
Prior to being injured, Sanchez was having himself a season. He is currently 6-5 with a 2.76 ERA. Once the Tigers start scoring runs for him, his win/loss record should start to improve. For that reason, he should be judged on his ERA and some other peripheral numbers instead. His ERA, K/9 rate, K/BB ratio, and WHIP are all the best of his career.
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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.
The Tigers dropped another one this afternoon falling to the Toronto Blue Jays 8-3 in the series opening from the Rogers Centre. Despite missing four regulars the Jays jumped on Tigers starter Jose Alvarez early tagging him for four runs in the third inning effectively ending his day.
With the loss the Tigers have now dropped 6 of 7 and 9 of 13 according to play by play man Dan Dickerson...
It amounts to missing one start or having a start pushed back, but the Detroit Tigers' will be unable to use Rick Porcello for six days - five now. Porcello will of course appeal his suspension, meaning he can play until that appeal is heard. It should't be long, though, before he is serving his suspension.
According to George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press, Porcello...
Detroit Tigers right-hamder Max Scherzer pitched his way to his 13th victory of the season, improving his record to 13-0 and becoming the first pitcher in 27 years to start the season by winning 13 straight decisions. The last pitcher to do so was Roger Clemens in 1986 when the Boston starter went 14-0 to start the season.
Scherzer was strong in his 17th outing of the season, working...
According to Detroit Tigers reporter for MLive Media Group James Schmehl, Tigers part-time outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo will soon head out on a rehab assignment. He hit yesterday and was one a few players who took early BP today.
Leyland said he expects Matt Tuiasosopo will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday.
— James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) July 2, 2013...
Jim Leyland, 1986 Topps
There have been some truly awful baseball uni’s throughout the ages and the mid-80′s Pirates jerseys were among the most putrid. That hat, good lord that hat. Rumor has it that Bill the Butcher’s hat in Gangs of New York was based on this card. At worst, Jim Leyland could have been in extra in the final battle scene (Personal Note: I thought the Pug...
Detroit Tigers second baseman Omar Infante left Wednesday night's game against Toronto in the fourth inning after injuring his left leg in a collision with Blue Jays outfielder Colby Rasmus.
Infante fell to the ground in pain after Rasmus slid hard into second to break up a double play on Rajai Davis' grounder to shortstop, striking Infante's shin with his right leg...
Major League Baseball has suspended Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers for six games for hitting Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist with a pitch.
The right-hander said he will appeal the decision, which was announced Tuesday before the Tigers played at Toronto.
Porcello hit Zobrist with a high, inside pitch in the first inning of Sunday's game against the Rays. Both benches were...
Detroit Tigers left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo has been on the disabled list since June 20 with a left intercoastal (rib cage) strain. It took some time for him to perform any baseball activities. He worked gradually, and on July 1, he participated in full pregame warm up.
MLB.com's Jason Beck reports that Tuiasosopo took full batting practice, fly ball, and running drills...
If you're an old-school baseball fan, Max Scherzer is your kind of guy. He overpowers hitters. He's second in the American League in strikeouts. Most important, he wins. Scherzer is the first pitcher to start 12-0 since Roger Clemens in 1986.
If you're a new-school baseball fan, Max Scherzer is your kind of guy, too. When reporters asked Scherzer about the historical...
Both benches and both bullpens emptied after Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter took exception to being hit by a high pitch from Blue Jays reliever Todd Redmond in the sixth inning of Wednesday night's game.
Hunter took a few steps toward the mound and gestured at Redmond after being hit on the left shoulder with none out and the Tigers leading 6-0.
Plate umpire Mike Estabrook...
Toronto center fielder Colby Rasmus said he meant no harm with the hard slide into second base that got a piece of the Tigers' Omar Infante. Luckily Rasmus might keep that in mind as it's being reported that Infante isn't expected to play against the Blue Jays on Thursday after leaving the game with a shin contusion.
Detroit Tigers' Omar Infante expected to miss...
45-38, 1st place again, 0.5 ahead of Cleveland.
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Max Scherzer is 13-0. Wow. Question: Would we as easily recognize how out of this world consistent...