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.
Instead, it looks like Alvarez will get another start, this time against the Cleveland Indians.
Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez will complete a bullpen session Thursday that should let Detroit know whether or not he’ll need a rehab assignment, MLB.com reports.
The bottom line is that Detroit starters have lasted just five innings or fewer in four of the last five games.
The last five starting pitching performances might have stripped some of that confidence – and with good reason.
Spending money does not guarantee success in sports. Ten games below .500 with MLB’s seventh-highest payroll, the Los Angeles Angels can testify to that better than most.
The Tigers have announced that SP Anibal Sanchez and C Alex Avila are headed to the DL.
Trevor Plouffe had three hits, including a two-run homer, in his return to the Twins lineup, and Sam Deduno held Detroit in check over seven innings in Minnesota’s 6-3 victory over the Tigers on Saturday night.
Anibal Sanchez spent six innings toying with the Pittsburgh Pirates, his electric stuff rendering the Pirates innocent bystanders.
Champ: Anibal Sanchez for his near no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins.
For the third time in his career, Mauer broke up a no-hitter in the ninth inning.