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Anibal Sanchez
ERA W-L K
6.41 3-7 104
Team: DetroitHt / Wt: 6-0 / 205 NFBC ADP: 568.84
Position: SPBorn: 2/27/1984 Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Red Sox (2001)


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Oct. 20 5:00 PM PT6:00 PM MT7:00 PM CT8:00 PM ET20:00 ET0:00 GMT8:00 5:00 PM MST7:00 PM EST7:30 PM VEN4:00 UAE (+1)7:00 PM CT-The Detroit Tigers have given up on right-hander Anibal Sanchez. Tigers general manager Al Avila announced on Friday that the team will not pick up the $16 million club option on Sanchez. Instead the Tigers will pay him a $5 million buyout.
Analysis: Sanchez, 34, had a difficult season. He was 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA in 28 appearances, including 17 starts. He allowed 26 home runs in 105 1/3 innings. Sanchez accepted a demotion to Triple-A Toledo during the season with the hope that it would help him regain a spot in the Tigers' rotation.
Oct. 20 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET14:41 ET18:41 GMT2:41 11:41 AM MST1:41 PM EST2:11 PM VEN22:41 UAE1:41 PM CT-The Tigers are declining their $16 million option on Sanchez.
Analysis: General manager Al Avila confirmed that Friday following the team's news conference to introduce new manager Ron Gardenhire. The move comes as no surprise after Sanchez slipped badly over the past three seasons. He went 3-7 with a 6.41 ERA in 2017. The Tigers signed the Venezuelan to an $80 million, five-year contract before the 2013 season, and the deal included a $5 million buyout if the Tigers declined the option for 2018.
Oct. 2 7:19 AM PT8:19 AM MT9:19 AM CT10:19 AM ET10:19 ET14:19 GMT22:19 7:19 AM MST9:19 AM EST9:49 AM VEN18:19 UAE9:19 AM CT-Anibal Sanchez fell to 3-7, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins 5-1 on Sunday.
Analysis: Sanchez struck out six, ending the game with a 6.41 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 27 10:23 AM PT11:23 AM MT12:23 PM CT1:23 PM ET13:23 ET17:23 GMT1:23 10:23 AM MST12:23 PM EST12:53 PM VEN21:23 UAE12:23 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez fell to 3-6, allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 2-1 on Tuesday. Sanchez struck out six, ending the game with a 6.46 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was the third consecutive quality start for Sanchez, who threw 63 strikes in 98 pitches. "I feel really good," Sanchez said. "I think right now I found out a way to finish the hitter." However, he's winless in eight starts since an Aug. 1 victory over the New York Yankees. Sanchez is scheduled to pitch the season finale Sunday in Minnesota. He has a 9.82 ERA in five games, including two starts, versus the Twins this year.
Sep. 20 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET17:29 ET21:29 GMT5:29 2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST4:59 PM VEN1:29 UAE (+1)4:29 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez fell to 3-5, allowing one run on three hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Oakland Athletics 3-2 on Wednesday. Sanchez struck out eight, ending the game with a 6.68 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was the second consecutive strong outing for Sanchez following a dreadful stretch which included a trip to the DL. The veteran right-hander has thrown six innings of one-run ball against the White Sox and A's, but those outings were at home. Sanchez, next scheduled to start Tuesday in Kansas City, has an 8.04 ERA on the road this year.
Sep. 16 10:54 PM PT11:54 PM MT12:54 AM CT1:54 AM ET1:54 ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST1:24 AM VEN9:54 UAE12:54 AM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed one run on six hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Friday. Sanchez struck out 11, ending the game with a 7.03 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sanchez recorded his highest strikeout total in a start since 2015 while putting together a performance few could have seen coming, as he entered Friday's outing 0-3 with a horrid 14.06 ERA over his previous five assignments. He'll likely be hard-pressed to duplicate this effort when he faces the A's at home next Wednesday.
Sep. 10 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez fell to 3-4, allowing seven runs on 12 hits and one walk in 4.2 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 on Sunday. Sanchez struck out five, ending the game with a 7.43 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sanchez is 0-3 with a 14.06 ERA in his last five starts.
Sep. 9 6:44 PM PT7:44 PM MT8:44 PM CT9:44 PM ET21:44 ET1:44 GMT9:44 6:44 PM MST8:44 PM EST9:14 PM VEN5:44 UAE (+1)8:44 PM CT-Sanchez (3-3, 7.07) left his previous outing after just five pitches when he was struck on the right calf by a batted ball. He'll return to the mound Sunday against the Blue Jays.
Analysis: He's 0-2 with a 7.98 ERA in three career starts at Rogers Centre.
Sep. 5 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET23:09 ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST10:39 PM VEN7:09 UAE (+1)10:09 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed one run on one hit without recording an out as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals 13-2 on Tuesday.
Analysis: Sanchez threw only five pitches and was knocked out of the game in the first inning after getting hit by Whit Merrifield's single in the right leg. Sanchez, who was charged with one earned run when Merrifield later scored, left the game with a calf injury.
Aug. 18 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Sanchez (left hamstring strain) is scheduled to throw Thursday for Class A West Michigan.
Analysis: Sanchez has posted an 8.37 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break.
Aug. 17 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed four runs on five hits and one walk in 2.1 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Texas Rangers 12-6 on Wednesday. Sanchez struck out one, ending the game with a 6.95 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: What number is the worst over Sanchez's last five starts? Is it the 9.55 ERA, the 1.98 WHIP or the 10 homers allowed in 21 2/3 innings?
Aug. 16 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET22:11 ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST9:41 PM VEN6:11 UAE (+1)9:11 PM CT-Sanchez exited Wednesday's start at Texas after 2 1/3 innings due to left hamstring tightness. He was charged with four runs and five hits prior to departing.
Analysis: Sanchez could be looking at a DL stint if the injury turns out serious enough, though he shouldn't be a fantasy factor regardless of his status. He's been rocked for 17 runs and 23 hits in 11 1/3 innings over his last three starts.
Aug. 12 9:09 PM PT10:09 PM MT11:09 PM CT12:09 AM ET0:09 ET4:09 GMT12:09 9:09 PM MST11:09 PM EST11:39 PM VEN8:09 UAE11:09 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez fell to 3-3, allowing five runs on eight hits in 6.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Minnesota Twins 9-4 on Friday. Sanchez struck out six, ending the game with a 6.69 ERA and 1.57 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was an improvement over Sanchez's last time out, when he served up five homers while being tagged for eight runs in three innings in a loss at Baltimore. With a 7.84 ERA over his last six starts, the veteran righty shouldn't be garnering fantasy consideration.
Aug. 6 3:13 PM PT4:13 PM MT5:13 PM CT6:13 PM ET18:13 ET22:13 GMT6:13 3:13 PM MST5:13 PM EST5:43 PM VEN2:13 UAE (+1)5:13 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez fell to 3-2, allowing eight runs on 10 hits and one walk in 3.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Baltimore Orioles 12-3 on Sunday. Sanchez struck out two, ending the game with a 6.62 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sanchez allowed three straight homers in the first inning and a career-high five overall in losing for the second time in three starts.
Aug. 1 8:12 PM PT9:12 PM MT10:12 PM CT11:12 PM ET23:12 ET3:12 GMT11:12 8:12 PM MST10:12 PM EST10:42 PM VEN7:12 UAE (+1)10:12 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez improved to 3-1, allowing two runs on six hits and one walk in 6.2 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the New York Yankees 4-3 on Tuesday. Sanchez struck out three, ending the game with a 5.83 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
July 27 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Anibal Sanchez fell to 2-1, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks in 3.2 innings, as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 16-2 on Wednesday. Sanchez struck out four, ending the game with a 6.18 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: This was his worst start since returning in mid-June from a month-long demotion to the minor leagues. Sanchez has a 4.66 ERA since he came back.
July 22 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET0:35 ET4:35 GMT12:35 9:35 PM MST11:35 PM EST12:05 AM VEN8:35 UAE11:35 PM CT-Sanchez improved to 2-0, allowing three runs on six hits and three walks in 5.2 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-3 on Friday.
Analysis: Sanchez struck out five, ending the game with a 5.95 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
July 17 8:31 AM PT9:31 AM MT10:31 AM CT11:31 AM ET11:31 ET15:31 GMT23:31 8:31 AM MST10:31 AM EST11:01 AM VEN19:31 UAE10:31 AM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed five runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. Sanchez struck out three, ending the game with a 6.08 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Homers weren't an issue for Sanchez in his first four turns back in the rotation - he gave up only one - but he allowed three on Sunday.
July 6 1:47 PM PT2:47 PM MT3:47 PM CT4:47 PM ET16:47 ET20:47 GMT4:47 1:47 PM MST3:47 PM EST4:17 PM VEN0:47 UAE (+1)3:47 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez improved to 1-0, allowing two runs on five hits in 6.0 innings, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Thursday. Sanchez struck out eight, ending the game with a 5.89 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sanchez earned his first victory since Aug. 23. He was pitching so poorly this season that he was sent down to Triple-A Toledo, but the 33-year-old right-hander has posted a 3.09 ERA in four starts since returning from the minors.
July 1 3:34 PM PT4:34 PM MT5:34 PM CT6:34 PM ET18:34 ET22:34 GMT6:34 3:34 PM MST5:34 PM EST6:04 PM VEN2:34 UAE (+1)5:34 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs on four hits and one walk in 6.1 innings as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Saturday. Sanchez struck out five, ending the game with a 6.34 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sanchez held the Indians to one run over the first six innings but ran into trouble in the seventh and eventually lost out on an elusive first win of 2017. The 33-year-old is enjoying a brief career resurgence, though, as he's posted a 3.12 ERA and held opponents to a .186 average in three starts since being brought back from the minors.
June 25 11:46 AM PT12:46 PM MT1:46 PM CT2:46 PM ET14:46 ET18:46 GMT2:46 11:46 AM MST1:46 PM EST2:16 PM VEN22:46 UAE1:46 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs - one earned - on two hits in 6.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the San Diego Padres 7-3 on Saturday. Sanchez struck out four, ending the game with a 6.75 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sanchez has actually been pretty good in his two starts since rejoining Detroit's rotation, as he held the Mariners to two runs in a five-inning no-decision five days earlier. He's still not a recommended fantasy option, especially with the way the Tigers have struggled lately.
June 20 9:40 AM PT10:40 AM MT11:40 AM CT12:40 PM ET12:40 ET16:40 GMT0:40 9:40 AM MST11:40 AM EST12:10 PM VEN20:40 UAE11:40 AM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs on five hits and three walks in 5.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Seattle Mariners 6-2 on Monday. Sanchez struck out five, ending the game with a 7.96 ERA and 1.96 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Sanchez had made 11 appearances as a reliever for Detroit before being sent to Triple-A Toledo and making four starts in the minors. ''Sometimes you need to refresh a lot of things,'' said Sanchez, who was making his fifth start. ''That is what I did in my time in the minor leagues and figure out how I can be successful here.''
May 13 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET13:39 ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST1:09 PM VEN21:39 UAE12:39 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed two runs on three hits in 1.0 inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 on Friday. Sanchez struck out two, ending the game with a 10.13 ERA and 2.25 WHIP on the season.
May 11 9:00 AM PT10:00 AM MT11:00 AM CT12:00 PM ET12:00 ET16:00 GMT0:00 9:00 AM MST11:00 AM EST11:30 AM VEN20:00 UAE11:00 AM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed three runs on three hits and one walk in 1.0 inning as the Detroit Tigers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1 on Wednesday. Sanchez did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 9.68 ERA and 2.21 WHIP on the season.
May 2 9:06 PM PT10:06 PM MT11:06 PM CT12:06 AM ET0:06 ET4:06 GMT12:06 9:06 PM MST11:06 PM EST11:36 PM VEN8:06 UAE11:06 PM CT-Anibal Sanchez allowed one hit without giving up a run in 2.0 innings as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-1 on Monday. Sanchez struck out three, ending the game with an 8.64 ERA and 2.10 WHIP on the season.

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