Anibal Sanchez Injury: Updates on Tigers Pitcher's Pectoral and Return

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 8, 2014

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Updates from Monday, Sept. 22

Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press has an update on Anibal Sanchez's return to the Tigers:

The Tigers also confirmed Sanchez's move back to the roster:


Updates from Sunday, Sept. 21

Chris Iott of reports when Anibal Sanchez could return to the team:


Updates from Monday, Sept. 15

Jason Beck of updated Anibal Sanchez's recovery:


Updates from Saturday, Sept. 6

Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press has an update on Anibel Sanchez:


Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 26

Matthew B. Mowery of The Oakland Press reported on Anibal Sanchez's health:

Tom Gage of The Detroit News reported on his scheduled start for Saturday:

James Schmehl of had more on Sanchez's setback:

Mowery later talked to Sanchez about his injury:



Updates from Tuesday, Aug. 12

The Detroit Tigers provide an update on Anibal Sanchez's status:

Updates from Sunday, Aug. 10

Jason Beck of provides a synopsis of Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski discussing Anibal Sanchez's injury status:

The Tigers also announced Sanchez's replacement:


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The Detroit Tigers were only 2.5 games ahead of the Kansas City Royals in the American League Central heading into play Friday, but their division title chances may have taken a hit. Jason Beck of filled fans in on the latest regarding pitcher Anibal Sanchez:

Sanchez was hit hard before exiting his start against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing 10 hits and three earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched.

The Tigers pitching staff may be anchored by Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and newly acquired David Price, but Sanchez has turned in an impressive 2014 campaign. He sports an 8-5 record with 3.46 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and .229 batting average against.

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If Sanchez misses considerable time going forward, the Tigers will be even more reliant on their trio of former Cy Young Award winners. Of course, that's not a bad problem to have at all, but Sanchez provides solid depth.