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Tigers Acquire Infante, Sanchez From Marlins

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Omar Infante is heading to the Detroit Tigers. (Getty Images/Chris Trotman)

Omar Infante is heading to the Detroit Tigers. (Getty Images/Chris Trotman)

DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Tigers have acquired second baseman Omar Infante and right-hander Anibal Sanchez from Miami, sending 21-year-old righty Jacob Turner and two minor leaguers to the Marlins.

The deal gives the Tigers a likely solution to their season-long problems at second base and adds another experienced arm to their starting rotation. The trade underscores Detroit’s desire to win now after signing slugger Prince Fielder in the offseason. Turner was considered the Tigers’ top pitching prospect and earned his first major league win Sunday.

Miami also receives catcher Rob Brantley and left-hander Brian Flynn in the deal.

Detroit is coming off a three-game sweep of Chicago that propelled them into first place in the AL Central.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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