Anibal Sanchez SP DET 22 hours ago

Sanchez has made some mechanical adjustments to his game that he hopes will halt his poor performance early this season, reports the Tigers' Official Web Site.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez revived the hip turn in his delivery and implemented it before his last start, but he struggled to find a consistent groove and allowed seven walks and nine strikeouts over 5.2 innings of three-hit ball. Still, there was a measure of hope in that game despite the walks and Sanchez will focus on continuing to improve his game Wednesday against Cleveland.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 6 days ago

Sanchez gave up two runs on three hits and seven walks while striking out nine over 5.2 innings in a win over the A's on Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It goes down as a bounce-back for Sanchez after a six-run blowup against Cleveland last week, but the free passes marred the outing. Believe it or not, the seven walks did not set a career high -- he walked eight in a start back in 2009. Sanchez has yet to turn in a quality start in five turns this season, and his 26:16 K:BB does not bode well for a ton of future success. He will look for some measure of revenge against the Tribe early next week.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 week ago

Sanchez (2-2) surrendered nine hits, seven runs (six earned) and a walk over 2.1 innings in Saturday's 10-1 loss to the Indians. He struck out two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Although the long-ball prone pitcher only gave up one homer, it was impactful, as Yan Gomes took him deep with two on in the third. Sanchez generally was hard-pressed to get anyone out during his brief time on the mound. It was the veteran right-hander's shortest stint of the season, and the seven runs marked his season high in that category. He's now sporting a robust 7.00 ERA over 18 innings in 2016.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 weeks ago

Sanchez (2-1) allowed five runs, four of which were earned, on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight over five innings Sunday at the Astros.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez gave up a pair of solo homers and eventually gave up five runs in his first four innings of work, and although the Tigers clawed back with four runs, they weren't able to take him off the hook for the loss. This was the first time in three starts that he's allowed more than two runs, though he's yet to make it through the sixth inning in any of his starts. He'll make his next start Saturday against the Indians.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 3 weeks ago

Sanchez (2-0) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four over 5.2 innings, and earned the win Tuesday against the Pirates.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez got plenty of run support from the Tigers' offense and was able to overcome control issues to earn his second straight win. Despite failing to finish six innings in either of his first two starts, he has now kept opposing offenses from scoring more than two runs in either of his outings. He'll make his next start Sunday at the Astros.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 4 weeks ago

Sanchez was effective overall Monday in a 7-3 win over Miami. He allowed four hits, walked three and struck out three in five-plus innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He left the game with a 5-0 lead, but he'd surrendered a walk and double to start the sixth inning and they both came around to score. Sanchez had a forgettable 2015 -- his stats were bloated and he allowed home runs like he had never before. This is a solid start to 2016 for Sanchez, but we want to see more before we recommend him in anything but the deepest of formats.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 month ago

Sanchez threw 4.2 innings in Friday's 9-4 victory over the Rays, allowing seven hits, four earned runs and two walks while striking out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In Sanchez's second spring training game, he had one bad inning, allowing three runs in the second. In his other 7.2 innings of spring ball, he only allowed one run. Sanchez will be a key part of a Detroit rotation that lacks depth.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 month ago

Sanchez gave up one run over 6.1 innings in a minor league spring game Saturday. He had eight strikeouts and no walks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He threw 71 pitches in the game. Despite being limited by a triceps injury early in spring training, it looks like he'll be ready for the start of the regular season.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 1 month ago

Despite just making his spring debut Monday, Sanchez may be ready to start the Tigers' second game of the season, MLive.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It appeared a couple weeks ago that Sanchez would not be ready for Opening Day, but there is now ample reason to believe he will be. He threw 54 pitches without issue Monday, and is set to make two more starts during the spring season. If he is able to build up to 90 pitches by the final outing, manager Brad Ausmus is planning to slot him into the rotation the day after Opening Day, Apr. 6. Expect a final call to be made following Sanchez's Mar. 31 outing.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 2 months ago

Sanchez (triceps) will make his spring debut Monday, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Sanchez has been slowed by a triceps injury this spring, but he is finally ready to pitch in his first game this spring. He is scheduled for three spring starts, but may need one or two other sessions before he fully regains his stamina, so it remains to be seen when his first start of the regular season will come.