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Tigers Decline Anibal Sanchez’s Option, Outright Four Players

The Tigers announced that they have formally declined their $16MM club option on right-hander Anibal Sanchez, opting instead for a $5MM buyout. Additionally, the Tigers announced that right-hander Jeff Ferrell and outfielders Tyler Collins, Jim Adduci and Alex Presley have been outrighted off the 40-man roster after clearing waivers. Each can become a free agent. Detroit also added...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
16 days ago

Tigers decline $16 million club option on Anibal Sanchez

Little surprise as the Tigers will pay their $5 million buyout on the struggling starter. After Friday afternoon’s press conference announcing the hiring of Ron Gardenhire to a three-year contract as manager, Tigers general manager Al Avila told reporters that Detroit would decline the club’s $16 million option on Anibal Sanchez. Instead, the team will pay the $5 million buyout....
Via Bless You Boys
29 days ago

Detroit Tigers: Anibal Sanchez called up, will start against Seattle

In a surprising move, the Detroit Tigers have decided to call up Anibal Sanchez, who will start Monday in Seattle. The move comes as a surprise because of Sanchez’s struggles this season. In his time in the majors, Sanchez held a 9.00 earned run average, 2.05 WHIP, while striking out 22 in 21 innings. Sanchez’s minor league stats aren’t impressive either. He is 0-2 with a 4.60 earned...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: How long is Anibal Sanchez’s leash?

The Detroit Tigers bullpen stinks. That has been a common theme over the past seasons in the Motor City and there was hope that this year might be different after releasing Mark Lowe and Mike Pelfrey, but through the first 2 weeks of the season, the same theme has emerged. It seemed the only reliever who hadn’t struggled was Joe Jimenez, who pitched 1 perfect inning before being...
Via isportsweb.com
April 17, 2017  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

Sanchez flirts with no-hitter, then Tigers bullpen blows game

DETROIT (AP) -- Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez lost his no-hit bid against the Kansas City Royals with two outs in the seventh inning Wednesday night. Eric Hosmer ended it when he drove a curveball off the wall in left-center for a double. Sanchez retired the first 12 batters Wednesday night, then walked Hosmer and Alex Gordon in the fifth inning. Hosmer's hit was the first real...
Via Associated Press
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers' Sanchez loses no-hit bid in 7th vs Royals

DETROIT (AP) Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez lost his no-hit bid against the Kansas City Royals with two outs in the seventh inning Wednesday night. Eric Hosmer ended it when he drove a curveball off the wall in left-center for a double. Sanchez retired the first 12 batters Wednesday night, then walked Hosmer and Alex Gordon in the fifth inning. Hosmer's hit was the first real...
Via Associated Press
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tigers lose 3-1 to Mets, but Sanchez impressive

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers have little choice but to keep sending Anibal Sanchez back out to the mound. So even though the Tigers lost their series finale against the New York Mets, they had to be pretty encouraged by what they saw from the right-hander. Sanchez pitched eight impressive innings, striking out 10 in Detroit's 3-1 loss Sunday. Francisco Rodriguez came on in...
Via Associated Press
August 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Back to the bullpen for Tigers' Anibal Sanchez

DETROIT (AP) -- Anibal Sanchez is heading back to the bullpen for the Detroit Tigers. Manager Brad Ausmus says the Tigers will use Sanchez in relief after he returned to the rotation for one start. The right-hander allowed four runs in five innings in a loss to Cleveland on Saturday. Sanchez is 4-8 with a 6.06 ERA this season. Saturday was his first start since May 31, but he was...
Via Associated Press
June 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Send Sanchez to the bullpen

For the entire season up to this point, and for all of 2015, Detroit Tigers right hander Anibal Sanchez has struggled to pitch deep into ballgames and rarely gives his team a chance to win. In his past 8 starts this year, the Tigers have lost 7 of them. The calendar is quickly turning to June and the Detroit Tigers need to make a move sooner rather than later. It does not make sense...
Via isportsweb.com
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss
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