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Detroit Tigers: Anibal Sanchez to the bullpen

At the midpoint of Spring Training, veteran right hander Anibal Sanchez’s career seemed to be hanging in limbo. He struggled in nearly every outing of the 2015 and 2016 seasons and his performances were in decline as Grapefruit League play began. Part way through Spring Training after working with pitching coach Rich Dubee, Sanchez unveiled a tweaked arm angle and delivery. These...
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Boyd wins rotation spot; Anibal to 'pen

Matt Boyd has won a spot in the Tigers' rotation. Anibal Sanchez is in the Tigers' bullpen ... for now.
12 hours ago

Source: Anibal to begin in Tigers' bullpen

The battle for the Tigers' rotation appears to be reaching a conclusion. Anibal Sanchez has been informed he will begin the season in the bullpen, a source close to the situation confirmed to Tuesday night.
1 day ago

Tigers To Use Anibal Sanchez In Relief; Shopping Mike Pelfrey

The Tigers appear to be waving the white flag with a pair of longtime starters set to rake in sizable paydays this year. Right-hander Anibal Sanchez will open the season as a long reliever, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Meanwhile, the team is shopping fellow righty Mike Pelfrey, and it’s willing to eat his $8MM salary, tweets Fenech. Sanchez is entering...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

MLB Opening Day 2017: Tigers’ Anibal Sanchez to start season in bullpen

Lefthander Matt Boyd will be the Tigers’ fifth starter to open the season. Despite a late charge, including six no-hit innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, righthander Anibal Sanchez will begin the season in the Detroit Tigers’ bullpen, according to Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press. Sanchez and Matt Boyd were the frontrunners for the last spot in the Tigers’...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Tigers could benefit from Anibal Sanchez as their 5th starter

The team should keep the leash short, but give his new arm a try. Every week Kurt Mensching offers up some Tigers opinions with The Detroit News. Every week I will tell him how wrong he is. Hold on. Before you go right to the comments, just hear me out on this one. There are a million reasons Anibal Sanchez should not be allowed anywhere near the Detroit Tigers’ starting rotation...
Via Bless You Boys
1 day ago

Detroit Tigers: Anibal Sanchez Complicating Fifth Starter Decision

Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Anibal makes Tigers' rotation decision tougher

Matthew Boyd has a 21-to-nothing strikeout-to-walk ratio for the spring. Anibal Sanchez has a 14-inning scoreless streak, during which he has allowed two hits and a walk with 16 strikeouts. The Tigers have a tough decision to make between the two for a rotation spot.
4 days ago

Tweaked delivery helps Sanchez keep rolling

The drive off the bat of Mets first baseman Dominic Smith landed all the way on the right-field party deck at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium, but it was barely foul. It was an impressive drive off an Anibal Sanchez fastball in his start Monday, but no damage done.
9 days ago

2017 Tigers player preview: Anibal Sanchez is running out of time

The Tigers continue to search for a glimmer of hope for the former ace. Desperation and innovation are often intertwined. For anyone tasked with maintaining a very high level of skill in any endeavor, making major changes is a terrifying proposition. In baseball, when a player starts over, it’s often when they’re at their lowest point, as in the case of J.D. Martinez, for example...
Via Bless You Boys
11 days ago

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