Anibal Sánchez
P FA
3 months ago

Sanchez's $16 million option for 2018 will not be picked up by the team this winter, Anthony Fenech of Free Press Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez posted a career-worst 6.41 ERA to go along with a 1.59 WHIP over the course of 105.1 inning this season. Most of his time on the mound came as a starter, but he did spend time in the bullpen, appearing in 11 games as a reliever opposed to 17 in the Tigers' rotation.

Anibal Sánchez
P FA
4 months ago

Sanchez (3-7) allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out six batters through five innings to take the loss against Minnesota on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez finished off the season in respectable form, allowing seven runs through 23 innings over his final four starts. His 8.9 K/9 highlights the 33-year-old veteran still owns the strikeout upside to be a serviceable fantasy asset, but his ratios (6.41 ERA and 1.59 WHIP) were crippling in 2017. It's difficult to view him as anything other than a risky option in the majority of fantasy settings heading into next season.

Anibal Sánchez
P FA
4 months ago

Sanchez (3-6) allowed two runs on seven hits with one walk and six strikeouts over six strong innings, but took the loss in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat at Kansas City.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez faced the minimum nine batters through three innings, as the only hitter to get on base against him was erased on the base paths. He failed to match that success the second time through the batting order, allowing a run on a pair of fourth-inning doubles and another on a fifth-inning sac fly following a wild pitch. With opposing starter Jason Vargas holding Detroit's offense to one run, that was all it took to stick Sanchez with a second consecutive tough-luck loss. The veteran righty is scheduled to start Sunday's season finale in Minnesota, and could have some value after posting a 25:5 K:BB and allowing just four earned runs in 18 innings over his past three starts.

Anibal Sánchez
P FA
4 months ago

Sanchez (3-5) took the loss Wednesday despite allowing just one run on three hits over six innings against the A's. He struck out eight and walked three.

EDGE Analysis

This was an excellent follow-up to Sanchez's 11-strikeout performance his last time out, but the offense sputtered, keeping him out of the win column yet again. He's on a nice roll and appears in line to make two more starts before the end of the season, but prospective owners need not look any further than Sept. 10 for an example of the kind of downside that comes with deploying Sanchez (seven runs, 12 hits over 4.2 innings). The 33-year-old is a free agent this winter.

Anibal Sánchez
P FA
4 months ago

Sanchez struck out 11 and held the White Sox to just one run on six hits and a walk over six innings Friday night but was stuck with a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

This was easily Sanchez's best start of the season, as he both set a season high in strikeouts and finished at least six innings and allowed just one run for the first time in 14 tries. It was a nice glimpse of the old Sanchez, but despite the gem, he still owns a brutal 7.03 ERA for the season.

Anibal Sánchez
P FA
4 months ago

Sanchez (3-4) took the loss Sunday against the Blue Jays. He allowed 12 hits and seven earned runs in 4.2 innings, while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez was OK through three innings, but he gave up a two-run home run to Teoscar Hernandez in the fourth inning and then a three-run homer to Hernandez in the fifth. Sanchez was yanked after five pitches in his last start when he took a comebacker off the leg, and while he avoided injury in this outing, it was still another rough day on the mound. With a 7.43 ERA now for the season, Sanchez is probably worth skipping over in most formats. He's lined up to face the White Sox on Friday in his next scheduled start.

Anibal Sánchez
P FA
4 months ago

Sanchez (calf) will make his scheduled start Sunday against the Blue Jays, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez was removed after just five pitches on Tuesday after he took a line drive off the calf. It left just a bruise, though, and Sanchez is apparently feeling well enough to start as planned Sunday against Toronto. The Tigers even considered moving him up a day, but Chad Bell will remain Saturday's starter.

Anibal Sánchez
P FA
5 months ago

Sanchez (calf) could start this weekend against the Blue Jays, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A line drive struck Sanchez in the calf during the first inning Tuesday, forcing him from the game after just five pitches. Manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday that Sanchez's calf is "fine," and it sounds like the Tigers may move him up following the abbreviated outing to start in place of Artie Lewicki or Chad Bell. Sanchez just returned from the DL after missing time with a hamstring injury.

Anibal Sánchez
P FA
5 months ago

Sanchez exited Tuesday's game against the Royals in the first inning with a right calf contusion.

EDGE Analysis

Sanchez threw only five pitches before being struck by a comebacker on his right leg. The veteran hurler appeared to be in quite a bit of pain and immediately limped into the dugout., ending his day in the top of the first inning. It's currently unclear if he'll require a trip to the disabled list or not.

Anibal Sánchez
P FA
5 months ago

Sanchez will start Tuesday's game against the Royals, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Tigers only have six games next week and might be moving to a six-man rotation, so Sanchez will not lineup for a two-start week. While Sanchez slots back in after coming off the DL on Friday, Daniel Norris was dispatched to the bullpen for the final month. Sanchez has an 8.37 ERA, 1.83 WHIP and 24 strikeouts in 33.1 innings since the All-Star break, so he carries a lot of risk and not much opportunity for reward going forward.