Sanchez left with a right middle-finger blister.
Not sure why but Anibal Sanchez is coming out of the game with Dozier still at the plate in the third. Maybe a blister. Ortega coming in.
Hardball Talk "Anibal Sanchez required a cortisone shot last week to combat right shoulder inflammation, but he appears on track to make his first scheduled start of the regular season. According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, Sanchez threw 71 pitches in a minor league game today without incident. His first game..." March 24
Detroit News "As always, no injury is minor until it’s proven so. But how many times this spring are the Tigers going to be reminded of that? So far — from Andy Dirks’ stiff back that led to surgery, to Jose Iglesias’ painful shins he now says are stress fractures — it’s been more than once. That’s..." March 19
Max Scherezer will start Game 1 for the #Tigers. He will be followed by Verlander Sanchez and Fister.
Hardball Talk "Anibal Sanchez was forced from his rehab start Monday night at High-A Lakeland after taking a line drive off his left calf in the top of the second inning. But the right-hander is apparently feeling just fine. According to MLB.com’s Jason Beck, Sanchez has been cleared to return to the..." July 03
Detroit Free Press "The news on Anibal Sanchez and Jonathan Papelbon: ■ SANCHEZ: After he pitched Saturday night, manager Jim Leyland didn’t sound concerned about him. But on Sunday morning, Leyland said that he was “a little concerned” about the right-hander. “Concerned” is a word Leyland sometimes uses when..." June 17
Detroit Free Press "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..." June 17
Detroit News "The Tigers starting rotation has been slammed with its first ailment of 2013 as Anibal Sanchez will miss Sunday’s start against the Indians because of a stiff shoulder. Filling in for Sanchez will be Jose Alvarez, a left-hander, who has been pitching well at Triple A Toledo. Jose Ortega, the..." June 09
Anibal Sanchez scratched for tomorrow's start with stiff shoulder. Jose Alvarez will be brought up to fill his spot Sunday.
Detroit News "If you had to guess which Tigers starter has been most effective this season, who would it be? That's a different question than who the best Tigers pitcher is. That's Justin Verlander, despite recent hiccups. The answer is, of course, Anibal Sanchez, he of the franchise-record 17-strikeout..." May 29
Detroit News "He had already chopped his way into the Tigers record book, flamboyantly, three weeks ago when he struck out 17 batters, the most in a single game by any Tigers pitcher in history. Friday night at Comerica Park, Anibal Sanchez came within two batters of finding elite fame in baseball's all-time..." May 25
Detroit Free Press "On a day when Jim Leyland worried his bullpen might get overstressed, Anibal Sanchez fought through seven innings to give the relievers a break. The Tigers didn't have Octavio Dotel, Drew Smyly or Joaquin Benoit available Sunday. Dotel was recovering from a sore elbow -- Leyland said he was..." April 15
Detroit News "It's been the only elephant in the room for the Tigers as far as the World Baseball Classic is concerned. Losing Miguel Cabrera for a chunk of time to Team Venezuela after Saturday's game — or any hitter to any of the teams in the WBC, for that matter — doesn't have the potential impact in..." March 01