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SARASOTA, Fla. — Anibal Sanchez took the mound for the Detroit Tigers today at Ed Smith Stadium, where he started against the Baltimore Orioles in their spring training home opener.
Sanchez was removed after two scoreless innings, and looked sharp throughout them both. He finished the afternoon after only allowing a single hit, and striking out...
Last week I looked at the Atlanta Braves and tracked their progression as a franchise within the last 5 years. This week, I will continue my analysis of the National League East by looking at the team that finished 8 games under .500 and 4th in the division last year, but seems to be on the rise: the Miami Marlins.
In 2010, the Marlins finished the season 80-82. Over the next three...
I ran down Boney again this year to talk Detroit Tigers and the A.L. Central, but we ended up talking about lots of other things too.
Detroit Tigers and the A.L. Central
Are the Tigers finally done with age?
Liking Cespedes as a player
International amateur free agents
Collective bargaining and keeping labor peace in pro sports
Baseball is due for a fight but the NBA might just...
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez went on the disabled list last May, left-hander Robbie Ray was summoned to the majors. It was not exactly the Tigers' plan, inasmuch as they did not want to rush a 22-year old onto a contending team.
Once there, however, Ray demonstrated not only why he was promoted but also why the Diamondbacks identified him as the...
The biggest misstep of the Theo Epstein era in Chicago was giving pitcher Edwin Jackson a four-year, $52 million contract. The signing came after the failed pursuit that sent starter Anibal Sanchez back to Detroit. At the time of the signing, Jackson was a relatively young free agent at just 28-years-old and coming off two of his best seasons as a pro with the Washington Nationals...
Now that Max Scherzer has officially signed with the Washington Nationals and all the dust has settled, how will his time in Detroit be remembered by Tigers fans?
1. The Guy Edwin Jackson was Traded for.
Scherzer was a involved in the trade that sent Curtis Granderson to New York and brought Scherzer, Austin Jackson, Phil Coke and Daniel Schlereth to Detroit. Scherzer was acquired...
Anibal Sanchez was acquired by the Detroit Tigers from the Miami Marlins just before the 2012 trade deadline. The Tigers were so impressed with his pitching abilities that they inked him to a 5-year $80 million deal following the 2012 season. If Sanchez can remain healthy for the 2015 season he could be the ace of arguably the best pitching staff in baseball.
Sanchez has taken a...
We would never have marched so far to be food… food… for an Oriole?
So the Detroit Tigers will finish their season 72% of who they were to begin with:
SP VerlanderSP Price
RP ChamberlainRP Soria
RP CokeRP Lobstein
2B KinslerSS Suarez
IF RomineIF Perez
IF-OF KellyLF J. Martinez...
Don’t let the headline make you roll your eyes. The Detroit Tigers are getting hot at the right moment, which is one of the reasons why they are once again showing why they’re the favorite to win the World Series.
As of yesterday, the Tigers have officially claimed a playoff spot in the Wild Card game, which I don’t considered a playoff spot because the playoffs involves at...
The Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday by the score of 4-3. The win improved the Tigers to 87-70, a game ahead of the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central. With five games left in the regular season and the playoffs around the corner, the Tigers got some good news on the injury front. Pitcher Anibal Sanchez has been activated and will pitch out...
DETROIT -- It's probably going to be a bit strange for Anibal Sanchez to pitch in relief, but he's ready for it.
Sanchez, who has been on the disabled list with a right pectoralis strain since Aug. 9, was officially activated Tuesday and will pitch out of the bullpen.
"I think I have to make adjustments," Sanchez said. "I just try to see how it was (Monday) in the bullpen, just see...
DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez will begin his career as a relief pitcher this week, and he won't be getting much time to adjust to the new role.
Brad Ausmus said before Monday's game that Sanchez will be activated on Tuesday and will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the season. With only a week left in the regular season and no chance for rehab outings, Sanchez won't have any...
The Tigers could get a boost in their push for the AL Central this coming week as it’s being reported P Anibal Sanchez could be activated off the DL either Wednesday or Thursday. This comes after Sanchez threw around 50 pitches in a 3-inning simulated game Sunday.
Sanchez was originally put on the DL back on August 9th with a strained right chest muscle.
Currently employing an...
The Detroit Tigers find themselves back in first place and with the opportunity to build their lead as they play their final series against the Kansas City Royals who are right on their tail.
The Tigers have been able to battle their way back into first place with pitcher Anibal Sanchez on the DL since early August with a pectoral strain.
With Sanchez set to return just before the...
DETROIT -- So far, so good for Anibal Sanchez.
Sanchez, on the 15-day disabled list since Aug. 9 with a right pectoralis major strain, threw at 120 feet before Saturday's game.
Sanchez gave the thumbs-up when asked how his long toss session went.
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sanchez would repeat that Sunday.
"If he feels fine over the course of those two throwing sessions, we...
DETROIT -- Tigers manager Brad Ausmus reiterated that he has not ruled starter Anibal Sanchez out for the rest of the regular season.
Sanchez, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 9 with a right pectoralis major strain, played catch for the first time Sunday evening.
"It was a light catch," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "He threw 30 balls at 45 feet, no...
Detroit Tigers Anibal Sanchez has a right pectoral strain, Dr. James Andrews confirmed on Wednesday. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus hopes to have Anibal back before the end of the season. “It depends how fast I heal,” Sanchez said. “It’s nothing like they’re going to say, ‘All right, you’re going to wait for two weeks or one week.’ It’s nothing like that. It’s how...
DETROIT -- The Tigers remain in wait-and-see mode with Anibal Sanchez.
Sanchez, who suffered a setback in his recovery from a right pectoralis strain while throwing Monday, visited Dr. James Andrews Wednesday.
"Dr. Andrews just confirmed what the diagnosis was here," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's prescribed a treatment option and still hopeful that he can be back before...
Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez, who has been out since August 9 due to a strained pectoral muscle, had a setback during a Monday throwing session. The Detroit Free Press reports that Sanchez will throw again when he's pain free, while the team's website says there's "no timetable" for Sanchez's return. Manager Brad Ausmus said, "By no means is he being written off," but added, "We still...
DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Tigers will have their pitching depth tested for at least a little bit longer now that Anibal Sanchez is dealing with a setback in his recovery from a right pectoral strain.
Sanchez said he was feeling better Tuesday, but he experienced pain while throwing Monday. Manager Brad Ausmus said Sanchez will not be able to return for Saturday's doubleheader...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014
DETROIT (AP) Detroit right-hander Anibal Sanchez isn't sure when he might return from a right pectoral strain after a setback this week left him dealing with more pain.
Sanchez said he was feeling better Tuesday, a day after his latest problem. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says Sanchez will not be able to return for Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox.
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014
DETROIT -- The Tigers will need a starter for Saturday as Anibal Sanchez has suffered a setback in his recovery.
Sanchez, who was placed on the disabled list Aug. 9 with a right pectoralis strain, was throwing Monday when he felt pain.
"He went quite a ways," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He actually backed up to about 150 feet, was throwing good, felt good. Then came back in...
Video and photos from Tuesday's Tigers-Yankees game at Comerica Park, including Anibal Sanchez discussing his recent setback.
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It's been quite a week for the Detroit Tigers and their pitchers.
Starter Anibal Sanchez (pectoral strain) and newly acquired reliever Joakim Soria (left oblique strain) were placed on the disabled list. Detroit played a 19-inning game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, forcing the Tigers to rotate in eight pitchers unexpectedly. And after allowing five runs in the first inning...
With a huge loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Kansas City Royals the hottest team in baseball, the Detroit Tigers find themselves in second place to the Royals trailing by half a game.
To add onto that, the injuries have started to pile up for the Tigers.
The first big name player to hit the disabled list is relief pitcher Joakim Soria. Soria was put on the 15-day disabled list...