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Tigers Offered Anibal Sanchez Deal That ‘Would Insult Him’

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 13: Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers looks on as Anibal Sanchez #19 prepares to deliver a practice pitch after being hit by the ball during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins on August 13, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – AUGUST 13: Jim Leyland #10 of the Detroit Tigers looks on as Anibal Sanchez #19 prepares to deliver a practice pitch after being hit by the ball during the first inning against the Minnesota Twins on August 13, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After a hot close to the 2012 regular season and a great performance in the playoffs, free-agent starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez is one of the most attractive pitching options on the market.

In fact, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reports that Sanchez and his agent are seeking $90 million over six years. The Tigers didn’t come close to that in what might have only been a starting-point-type offer.

Per Heyman, the Tigers offered Sanchez a four-year deal worth $48 million. His agent told the Tigers that this offer “would insult” the right-hander.

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