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19 Anibal Sanchez SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/205 | Birthdate: 2/27/1984 | Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Detroit | College: No College | MLB Experience: 9 | Salary: $8,800,000 | Owned/Started%: 94/76 | Average Draft Position: 114.52
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Tigers targeting 200 pitches for pitcher Anibal Sanchez


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2015) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez tossed 10 strikeouts in Sunday's game against the Phillies, going 6 1/3 innings and surrendering four runs on five hits. 

"That means he's hitting his spots. It means he's locating," manager Brad Ausmus said to MLB.com. "When a guy takes a pitch, he thinks it's a ball or just off the corner and they end up getting the call. ... So he must have been locating. It looked like he was locating his fastball."

Ausmus also indicated he hopes to see Sanchez reach 200 innings this season.

"If we get 200 innings out of Sanchy, I'll be extremely happy. I think we'll be in a very good spot," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sunday morning. "We talk about a lot of things, but if Sanchy can stay healthy, that would be an enormous plus for us."


Tigers P Anibal Sanchez stellar in start


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/19/2015) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez had his best start of the spring Thursday against the Nationals, giving up just a pair of hits over five innings of work, a nice turnaround from his previous three starts, per the Associated Press

In the 0-0, 10-inning draw, Sanchez held the Nationals at bay, allowing no walks and striking out six batters on just 52 pitches. In his previous three turns, he allowed six runs on nine hits in 8 1/3 innings. 

"It wasn't a specific pitch, it was my location," he said. "I threw my two-seamer away and my cutter away to both sides of the plate. I feel like I can dominate if I can locate it very well."


Phillies Brian Bogusevic homers twice in win over Tigers


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Phillies outfielder Brian Bogusevic homered twice off of Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez in a 5-4 win for the team.

Bugosevic replaced Jeff Francouer after he was taken out of the lineup due to a sore left oblique. 

Manager Ryne Sandberg is impressed by his play at the plate and in the field..

"He's here in Spring Training having a look like everybody else. He's shown a good bat," Sandberg said of Bogusevic. "The ball really comes off his bat well. He's shown a good arm in the outfield. He's an interesting guy. We have some interesting players in camp, so we'll continue to look and watch."


Tigers P Anibal Sanchez: 'I was a little bit off' against Blue Jays


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez gave up four hits, two earned runs and one home run in 2 1/3 innings of work on Monday's during Detroit's 6-4 win against the Blue Jays. 

Sanchez admitted it was not his best outing this early in the spring. 

"I was a little bit off," Sanchez said, per the Detroit Free Press. "That was my only concern today."

Sanchez struck out two batters and walked one. He threw a total of 55 pitches. 

Reliever Alex Wilson got the win though he also gave up two earned runs. Jose Valdez was credited with the save. 


Tigers' Sanchez breezes through first spring outing Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez breezed through his two-inning outing Wednesday against the Orioles. Sanchez faced just seven batters in his spring debut, allowing a single to J.J. Hardy in the first inning and no walks.

He also struck out Delmon Young.

"They put a really good lineup out," Sanchez said, per MLB.com. "I don't want to pitch around those guys. They're smart. I know they're going to swing because they're working, too."


Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez feeling good as spring training nears


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez said he's not having any issues related to the strained pectoral injury that bothered him over the final months of the 2014 season.

"So far, so good," he said, per the Detroit Free Press. "Right now, I feel really good. Everything is going fine. I'm not sore or anything."

Sanchez said he isn't throwing his hardest right now, but he has been throwing for about 1 1/2 months.

"Try to put the same pitch multiple times in the same spot, try to keep my arm loose, don't try to rush it," he said. "We've got a long season, a lot of throwing to do, so I want to save my arm for the season."


Tigers' Dombrowski: Anibal Sanchez is '100 percent' healthy


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said Monday starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez is 100 percent healthy after being bothered by a strained pectoral over the final months of the 2014 season, per the Detroit Free Press.

Sanchez made his last start of the season Aug. 8 before going on the disabled list. He returned in late September, but made just a few relief appearances before Detroit was eliminated from the playoffs.

Sanchez went 8-5 with a 3.43 ERA in 22 outings (21 starts) in 2014. He hasn't made more than 29 starts the last two seasons.


Tigers' Anibal Sanchez available out of the bullpen Game 3


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/4/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez is expected to be available out of the bullpen in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Orioles, according to the Detroit News on Saturday.

Sanchez pitched two perfect innings in Game 2, relieving Justin Verlander on Friday. He has logged only three innings since Aug. 9, because of a pectoral injury.

"Probably about 10 days ago you asked me how Sanchez was going to be used," manager Brad Ausmus said. "And I told you I wouldn't be afraid to use him in a tight game and he could pitch one inning and probably two. So, I've said that for a week and a half."


Anibal Sanchez tosses two perfect innings in Game 2


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez retired all six batters he faced in his team's 7-6 loss to the Orioles in Game 2 of the American League Division Series.

Sanchez did a fantastic job after coming on for starter Justin Verlander with one on and no outs in the sixth, throwing 21 of his 30 pitches for strikes and picking up two strikeouts. Unfortunately for the Tigers, manager Brad Ausmus turned a 6-3 lead over to setup man Joba Chamberlain rather than stick with Sanchez, and the Orioles came through with four runs in the eighth. The Tigers sit on the brink of elimination heading into Game 3 Sunday in Detroit.


Tigers activate Anibal Sanchez from disabled list


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) The Tigers activated pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the disabled list prior to the start of Tuesday's game against the White Sox. Sanchez will be available out of the bullpen.

Anibal Sanchez coming back Tuesday


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/22/2014) The Tigers will activate right-hander Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day DL Tuesday, according to MLB.com. Sanchez, who has been out since Aug. 8 with a strained pectoral, threw a simulated game Sunday. 

Sanchez didn't have a chance to go on a minor-league rehab assignment because of the timing of his recovery, so he'll pitch out of the bullpen.


Anibal Sanchez could be activated this week


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) MLive.com reports that Anibal Sanchez pitched a simulated game on Sunday, and he could return to the Tigers' pitching staff as soon as Wednesday. The date of Sanchez's activation from the disabled list depends on how well he feels on Monday.

It is not yet known what Sanchez's role will be when he returns, but Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said he has discussed the possibility of both starting and relief roles with Sanchez. The last time Sanchez made a relief appearance was in his 2006 rookie season with the Marlins.

Sanchez has been out since Aug. 8 with a pectoral injury.


Anibal Sanchez ready for simulated game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez will toss a simulated game Sunday, according to MLB.com.

Sanchez was able to throw 40 pitches off a mound Friday, and has been cleared for a simulated game. Sanchez believes he can return next week as long as he doesn't have a setback. 


Anibal Sanchez feels good Wednesday, set for bullpen Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez felt good Wednesday after throwing a bullpen session the prior day, MLive.com reports. He's set to throw another session Thursday.

"We've just got to wait and see what happens," manager Brad Ausmus said. "He's got a bullpen tomorrow. If he comes out of that all right, we'll have to schedule a simulated game."

The simulated game, which could come as early as Sunday morning, could be the precursor to getting Sanchez on the mound in a game before the season is over. He could start the team's penultimate game of the season next weekend if the Tigers were to have the division title wrapped up, though he would likely pitch just a few innings.


Anibal Sanchez preps for one more 'pen session


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez tossed a bullpen session without issue Tuesday, but is not yet ready to return from a pectoral injury.

Despite an earlier report that Sanchez could return after a successful bullpen session, he told reporters Tuesday he will need at least two more side sessions. Sanchez is set to throw one more longer bullpen session before facing hitters in a simulated game, according to MLive.com.

Whether Sanchez will return as a starter or reliever has yet to be determined, though Sanchez is currently preparing to return to the rotation. 


Anibal Sanchez could return as reliever


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez is set to throw off a mound again Tuesday, and the Detroit News reports that could be the last step he needs before returning from a pectoral injury.

Sanchez has not pitched since Aug. 8, but could be back before the end of the regular season, as a reliever. The timing of Sanchez's return likely will not allow him to be stretched back out as a starter for the postseason. 


Anibal Sanchez throws 25 pitches off mound


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who has been sidelined since Aug. 8 with a pectoral injury, threw off the mound on Monday, according to MLB.com. Sanchez tossed 25 pitches without any issues.  He is expected to throw again on Tuesday.

Anibal Sanchez lined up for mound session Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez long-tossed before Saturday's game, MLB.com reports.

Sanchez will throw another long-toss session Sunday before pitching off a mound Monday if all goes well. He has been sidelined since Aug. 8 with a pectoral injury, and it's possible he'll be able to return before the end of the regular season if his rehab goes smoothly.


Anibal Sanchez plays catch Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez played catch in the batting cages Wednesday and felt good, MLB.com reports.

Sanchez has been out since Aug. 8 due to a strained pectoral muscle. He was able to resume throwing Sunday, but his return is far from imminent. It's possible the team holds him out for the remainder of the regular season.


Anibal Sanchez resumes throwing


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, who has been sidelined by a strained pectoral since Aug. 8, threw 30 balls from 45 feet Sunday, according to The Detroit News.

"That was the first time he's thrown," head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. "We will come back and repeat tomorrow. Actually, we will extend it to 60 feet."

Manager Brad Ausmus is still hoping Sanchez can return before the end of the season.

"This is a positive step," Ausmus said. "We will see how he bounces back tomorrow and then probably ramp it up in (another) day."


Anibal Sanchez remains without timetable to resume throwing


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez remains without a timetable to resume throwing as he continues to recover from a right pectoralis strain, MLB.com reports.

"It's good that he felt better today, but until he's completely pain-free, we won't do anything with him," manager Brad Ausmus said Monday.

Sanchez has been sidelined since Aug. 8 with the injury.


Anibal Sanchez's setback due to scar tissue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez's setback was due to scar tissue, according to MLB.com.

Sanchez felt pain while throwing Monday, and decided to shut down his session. He was told his pain was due to scar tissue breaking off from his initial strain. Sanchez still has full range of motion in his arm, but won't throw again until the soreness subsides. There's no timetable for his return at this time. 


After setback, Anibal Sanchez not an option Saturday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez is no longer considered a candidate to pitch Saturday, as The Detroit News reports he has suffered a setback in his recovery from a strained pectoral.  

Sanchez felt pain while throwing Monday, and is set to visit with a  doctor in the next day or two to determine the extent of the setback. Sanchez has not pitched since Aug. 8 as a result of this injury, and he told MLive.com he is worried he may not be able to pitch again this season as a result of the setback. 


Anibal Sanchez could return Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez could be option to start during Saturday's doubleheader, MLB.com reports.

Sanchez will throw off flat ground Monday and see how his strained pectoral muscle responds. If he feels fine, he'll throw off a mound Wednesday.


Anibal Sanchez throws from flat ground Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez was able to throw from flat ground Friday, according to MLB.com.

Sanchez is planning to throw again between the team's games Saturday. He's been sidelined since August 8 due to a strained pectoral muscle. Sanchez has a 3.46 ERA over 125 innings.