The Detroit Tigers have placed starter Anibal Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila on the disabled list and recalled catcher Bryan Holaday and outfielder Avisail Garcia from Triple-A Toledo.

The Tigers also announced that Toledo pitcher Jose Alvarez will start Thursday’s home game against the Boston Red Sox. A corresponding roster move to make room for him will be made at that time.

Sanchez has been battling shoulder tightness for the last week. He lasted just four innings in his most recent start. His official injury is listed as a shoulder “strain.”

Avila was hit by a pitch on the left forearm Sunday and suffered a “deep contusion.”