Anibal Sanchez SP DET 5 Days

Dr. James Andrews examined Sanchez on Wednesday and confirmed his diagnosis of a pectoral strain, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Sanchez was forced to cut his bullpen session short after just one pitch Tuesday, with the stabbing pain in his pectoral muscle too severe to press on. The Tigers opted to send Sanchez for a second opinion to gauge the true severity of the issue, and while the injury has been confirmed as a strain, there is still no timetable for the right-hander to return to the club. His season is very much in jeopardy, but the team is still holding out hope that he can contribute before the end of September.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 6 Days

Sanchez will received a second opinion on his strained right pectoral, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

Although the early reports sound rather grim, the Tigers are not giving up hope that Sanchez can return before the end of the regular season and help the team make a playoff push. A second opinion could end up offering a different perspective on a treatment plan for Sanchez, which may end up improving his outlook for a return. Until the results of his next examination become available, Sanchez should be considered out indefinitely.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 6 Days

Sanchez (chest) suffered a setback Monday and now has no timetable for a return to the Tigers, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

After aggravating his strained right pectoral, Sanchez is worried that he won't be able to pitch before the playoffs start, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 1. Because the current concern feels like a needle pressing into his pectoral muscle, the organization's training staff doesn't know how to treat the ailment, leaving his timetable undetermined for now.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 10 Days

Sanchez (chest) threw Friday for the first time since his injury, and came out of it feeling good, and plans to throw again Saturday, MLive's Chris Iott reports.

He threw from flat ground, and said that he "let it go" a couple times at the end of the session, and didn't feel any discomfort, which is a good sign. He will be reevaluated following Saturday's throwing session, at which point we should know more about what will come next in Sanchez's rehab process.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 20 Days

Sanchez (chest) will receive physical therapy for 10-14 days before beginning a throwing program, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

It sounds like an early-September return to the Tigers' rotation would be a best-case scenario for Sanchez's owners. After being placed on the 15-day DL Tuesday, the Tigers are already reporting that Sanchez is feeling better after beginning physical therapy, but in the short term the Tigers will rely on Robbie Ray and various minor leaguers to fill spots in the rotation vacated by Sanchez and Justin Verlander (shoulder).

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 23 Days

Sanchez (pectoralis strain) was placed on the disabled list Sunday and will miss 3-4 weeks, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Sanchez underwent an MRI Saturday after leaving Friday's start early with a pectoral strain and the news appears to have been grim. He will require more than the minimum amount of time on the disabled list to recover, with a three-week minimum given as a timetable, placing his return date likely in late August or early September.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 24 Days

Sanchez will return to Detroit to have an MRI on Saturday in order to determine the severity of the pectoral strain that caused him to leave his start Friday night, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

Given that he's returning to Detroit for further tests, Sanchez's availability for his next scheduled start is in doubt. Further details should become available following Saturday's examination.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 24 Days

Sanchez left Friday's game with a right pectoralis strain and will be re-evaluated Saturday, SportsNet's Shi Davidi reports.

The good news is it's not an elbow or shoulder injury, but it's not clear how much time Sanchez will need to miss with the pectoral injury. Consider his next start in jeopardy until we learn more Saturday.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 24 Days

Sanchez left Friday's game in the fifth inning with an apparent pectoral injury, Jays announcer Mike Wilner reports.

He had given up four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and a walk in 4.2 innings before exiting, and his pitch count was up at 93 (58 strikes). Monitor his status for an official prognosis on the injury.

Anibal Sanchez SP DET 29 Days

Sanchez was dominant Sunday vs. the Rockies, striking out a season-high 12 batters and allowing just two hits over seven shutout winnings, en route to claiming his eighth win of the season.