Anibal Sánchez
P DET
5 days ago

Sanchez (1-0) allowed five runs on nine hits while striking out three over the course of six innings during Sunday's no-decision against the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez gave up two home runs in the top of the first inning to open the festivities, and then allowed a two-run shot by Jose Bautista in the fifth. This outing comes on the heels of three straight quality starts, but the right-hander was unable to keep it going against a powerful opponent. Since he came into the league in 2006, Sanchez had never given up more than 1.2 HR/9 until 2015, when he allowed 1.7. The last two years, that metric has stayed similar to 2015, with a HR/9 of 1.8 in 2016, and over 2.0 this season. Moving forward, this is a concerning trend for the 33-year-old, as he projects to make his next start Thursday in Minnesota.

Anibal Sánchez
P DET
2 weeks ago

Sanchez gave up two runs on five hits and zero walks while striking out eight over six innings Thursday against the Giants en route to picking up his first win of the season.

EDGE Analysis

He now has quality starts in three of his four starts since rejoining the big-league rotation on June 19, and has a 22:4 K:BB in 23.1 innings over that span. His two best starts over that stretch came against the Giants and Padres, so it's possible he is just taking advantage of mediocre competition. Even so, he has done enough to be comfortably part of the rotation to start the second half.

Anibal Sánchez
P DET
3 weeks ago

Sanchez posted a quality start in a no-decision Saturday against the Indians. He held the tribe to three runs on four hits while notching five strikeouts over 6.1 innings.

EDGE Analysis

It's still too small a sample to definitively declare that Sanchez has officially turned things around, but he has posted back-to-back quality starts. He's given up just one home run over 17.1 innings since rejoining the rotation June 19 and he's walked just four batters in that stretch. Sanchez will get one more start before the break as he's lined up to take the mound Thursday against Johnny Cueto and the Giants.

Anibal Sánchez
P DET
3 weeks ago

Sanchez will start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers could have used Friday's postponement to skip Sanchez, but they will simply push him back, which means Matt Boyd will not get an opportunity to start. Sanchez has allowed three runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out nine in his two starts so far this season (11 innings).

Anibal Sánchez
P DET
3 weeks ago

Sanchez will not make his scheduled start Friday against the Indians as the game has been postponed due to rain.

EDGE Analysis

The game has been rescheduled as part of a day-night twin bill on Sept. 1. While Sanchez has fared reasonably well in his two starts so far this season, it's entirely possible the Tigers will skip him and have him available in relief for Saturday's doubleheader.

Anibal Sánchez
P DET
4 weeks ago

Sanchez allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits Saturday against the Padres. He did not factor into the decision, while striking out four and walking none.

EDGE Analysis

This was Sanchez's second start since being recalled after a nearly month-long stint in the minors. His two outings have been successful, especially in comparison to his long-relief appearances earlier in the season. He's now given up three runs in 11 innings over those two starts, with nine strikeouts and three walks.

Anibal Sánchez
P DET
1 month ago

Sanchez logged five innings Monday against the Mariners, giving up two runs on five hits while walking three and striking out five en route to a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

In his return to the big leagues, Sanchez pitched relatively well, rendering Seattle's offense harmless for the first four innings of the contest. The veteran right-hander got stung by the longball in the fifth inning, however, as he served up a two-run shot to Guillermo Heredia to tie the game, keeping Sanchez from qualifying for a decision. He still doesn't warrant much interest in fantasy, as he only found the strike zone with 50 of his 89 pitches and this marks the first time his ERA is below 9.00 since his first appearance of the season back in early April. If Sanchez remains in the rotation, he would be in line to make his next start Saturday in San Diego.

Anibal Sánchez
P DET
1 month ago

Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Toledo and will start Monday's game against the Mariners, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez is set to make his first start of the season for the Tigers after starting four games for Toledo over the past month. The 33-year-old will look to turn in a better performance with the big club his second time around after compiling a 9.00 ERA across 21 innings of relief earlier in the year. Buck Farmer was optioned to Triple-A after Sunday's game to make room for Sanchez.

Anibal Sánchez
P DET
1 month ago

Sanchez will be recalled Monday from Triple-A Toledo to start the Tigers' series opener against the Mariners that evening, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

In an effort to avoid overtaxing their other five starters, the Tigers will roll out a six-man rotation this week that includes Sanchez, who will be making his first start for the big club all season. Sanchez languished in long relief for the Tigers earlier this season (9.00 ERA, 2.05 WHIP in 21 innings) before being demoted to Triple-A in May. Despite a minor setback with a hamstring injury, he's pitched respectably for Toledo, turning in a 20:5 K:BB over 15 innings across four outings. For the time being, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus seems committed to using the six-man setup through one turn in the rotation, so Sanchez will need to deliver a vintage performance Monday in order to garner future starts.

Anibal Sánchez
P DET
1 month ago

Sanchez (hamstring) went five innings in a start for Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, allowing one run on four hits and a walk while striking out seven.

EDGE Analysis

As anticipated, the veteran right-hander only missed one start due to a bruised hamstring incurred earlier in the month of June. It certainly is encouraging to see Sanchez picking up his game following his demotion to the minors, although he'll likely need to put together a string of strong starts to win back the trust of the Tigers' brass.