Leyland Says Sanchez Will Pitch Saturday
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By Ashley Dunkak
CBS DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers announced on Twitter Tuesday that starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez will be pitching Saturday, his first scheduled start after coming off the disabled list for shoulder stiffness.
After reports Tuesday morning that Sanchez left his rehab start in Lakeland, Fla., after being hit in the leg by a line drive, Tigers manager Jim Leyland allayed concerns that Sanchez would miss more than the two starts he already had.
According to Jim Leyland, Anibal Sanchez is on his way to Toronto and is scheduled to pitch for the #Tigers on Saturday.
— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) July 2, 2013
Placed on the disabled list because of shoulder stiffness, Sanchez had compiled a 2.76 ERA through his first 13 starts. His replacement, Jose Alvarez, lasted just three innings in his outing Monday.