Tigers' Anibal Sanchez as bullpen option 'not unreasonable'

Rather than any questions about his recovery, it appears Anibal Sanchez’s challenge is more an issue of time. The Tigers and Sanchez are quietly giddy about his accelerating bounceback from a strained pectoralis. The issue is whether Sanchez, a right-handed fixture in the starting rotation, can make it back as a starter, or perhaps a reliever, before the regular season ends Sept...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Anibal Sanchez throws bullpen, could return as reliever

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchezthrew a 25-pitch bullpen session Monday afternoon and reported no soreness in the right pectoral muscle that has had him sidelined since August 9. He should throw another bullpen session within a few days and then maybe a simulated game. If all goes well, Sanchez could return in time for the postseason. However, the Tigers will have...
Via MLB Injury News
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Roundup: Tigers Rolling, Avila Remains Out, Sanchez Update

The Detroit Tigers have been able to use strong play to take over first place in the AL Central and have not looked back over the past week. Coming into play tonight, the Tigers have won four games in a row and seven of their past eight games. The current streak has pushed the Red Wings record to a season high 18 games over .500 and they now lead the Central division by 1.5 games...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Anibal Sanchez targeting mound session Monday

There is hope in Detroit as Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez looks to return to the rotation at some point this season.  James Schmehl is reporting that Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is "cautiously optimistic" that he will soon be able to return.In his six career postseason starts, Sanchez has been one of the club's best starters.  His late addition could make the Tigers...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Sanchez, Verlander feeling good; MVP talk

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Roundup: Tigers Control First, J.D. Becoming Clutch, Sanchez Update

The Detroit Tigers have been trailing in the AL Central race for what seems like an eternity. The Tigers have been able to chip away at Kansas City’s lead in the division in the past few weeks thanks to solid play and more consistent wins, the Royals on the other hand have struggled over the past few weeks with a low scoring offense and error prone play. This has led to the Royals...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes: Sanchez plays catch; Soria 'getting close'

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit: Behind Enemy Lines

  After a series with the lowly Twins in which the Royals struggled, but ultimately took two of the three games, their place atop the AL central seems to be in jeopardy. They currently have a tenuous hold on a one and a half game lead, but there is reason to believe that they can, in fact, hang on (if Bruce Chen isn’t pitching too often). As a native Missourian that has been transplanted...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Anibal Sanchez pectoral strain confirmed by Dr. James Andrews

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...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Down in Motown: Tigers' Sanchez could be done for season

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...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Soler Called Up

In Episode 123, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Whether you should hold onto Anibal Sanchez for the stretch run How to value Jorge Soler’s call-up How the Red Sox outfield shapes up Some...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers Injury Update: Anibal Sanchez could be done for season after setback

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez had a major setback in his recovery from a strained right pectoral muscle. Michigan's James Schmehl reports that Sanchez's Tuesday ultrasound revealed that the right-hander has torn the muscle and could miss the remainder of the season although that is not yet definite. Anibal Sanchez said he's concerned that he...
Via MLB Injury News
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez setback puts Tigers, Dombrowski in terrible spot

Tuesday, it was revealed that injured Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has suffered a setback and he believes that his 2014 season is in jeopardy. If he really can't come back in the regular season, there's a very good chance the Tigers will miss the postseason for the first time since 2010. At the very least, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski is quite the predicament. As...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers' Sanchez has setback in recovery, unsure of return

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
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Injured Tigers RHP Sanchez has setback in recovery

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. Detroit...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sanchez suffers setback, won't start Saturday

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Anibal Sanchez Suffers Setback, Season in Question

Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez will not be able to start on Saturday for Detroit, after he suffered a setback trying to come back from a pectoral strain. The plan was for Sanchez to pitch on Monday, then off a mound on Wednesday, and finally making his return to the rotation on Saturday night in Chicago against the White Sox. It appears those plans will have to be put on...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Tigers LIVE on the Web: 8.26.14

Video and photos from Tuesday's Tigers-Yankees game at Comerica Park, including Anibal Sanchez discussing his recent setback. ***If multimedia does not appear right away, please click refresh***
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Rick Porcello Is Helping to Stabilize a Detroit Tigers Rotation in Flux

Thanks to a post All-Star break skid and a surge by the Kansas City Royals, the Detroit Tigers playoff odds are in jeopardy. Their rotation is missing Anibal Sanchez and Justin Verlander only just returned from the disabled list. As a consequence, rookies Robbie Ray and Buck Farmer have been thrust into starting duty. One rotation member who has helped keep the Tigers‘ heads...
Via Baseball News Source
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Miggy Rests Ankle; Soria & Sanchez Prep For Returns

The Tigers lineup on Sunday afternoon was missing one big name, as Brad Ausmus thought it would be wise to give slugger Miguel Cabrera a day off to rest an ankle injury that he aggravated on Saturday. The injury happened in the 2nd game of the doubleheader when Cabrera was trying to beat out a double play in the 5th inning. Ausmus thought that a day off today combined with a scheduled...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Worn-out Tigers bullpen relies on rookie starters

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...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 2014.117: Tigers at Pirates

OK, looks like even Nature has our number; the hoped-for rainout was not to be. As far as what happened afterward, Verlander couldn’t make it past the first inning, the new guys did what new guys do, and the pitching staff–supposedly the strong point of the team–is in full freak-out mode, though the skipper remains calm. I watched all 19 innings of the Toronto game, but couldn’t...
Via Tigers Weblog
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Catching injury bug at wrong time

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...
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers’ Justin Verlander exits Monday’s start after one inning

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander endured the shortest outing of his career on Monday in Pittsburgh. Verlander began Monday’s game, and struggled. A team trainer came out to check on Verlander in the first inning, and the former Cy Young award winner was deemed OK. Playing in the Pirates National League stadium, Verlander was due up to bat the next half inning. Detroit immediately...
Via Sports-Glory
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers Make Flurry of Moves Following 19 Inning Marathon

Following their 19 inning disastrous marathon against the Blue Jays on Sunday, the Tigers knew they would need to make plenty of moves surrounding their exhausted pitching staff. With Anibal Sanchez and Joakim Soria out with injuries and Joe Nathan scheduled to be “unavailable”, Detroit relied on the arms of Pat McCoy and Blaine Hardy heavily in the series ending loss. Needless...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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