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Grand Rapids Press Oct 20, 2017
Tigers won't pick up Anibal Sanchez's 2018 contract option

Tigers won't pick up Anibal Sanchez's 2018 contract option

They owe him a $5 million buyout. DETROIT -- Anibal Sanchez's tenure with the Detroit Tigers is over after more than five seasons in the team's starting rotation. The Tigers have informed the 33-year-old right-hander that they will not pick up his option for 2018, general manager Al Avila said Friday. They owe him a $5 million buyout in lieu of the $16.8 million salary for next year. Sanchez went 46-49 with a 4.43 ERA in parts of six seasons with the Tigers. The Tigers acquired him in a trade with the Miami Marlins on July 23, 2012, and then re-signed him to a...
Washington Times Oct 20, 2017

Tigers won't pick up team option on RHP Anibal Sanchez

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Tigers are declining their $16 million option on right-hander Anibal Sanchez. 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 ...
Bless You Boys Oct 20, 2017
Tigers decline $16 million club option on Anibal Sanchez

Tigers decline $16 million club option on Anibal Sanchez

Little surprise as the Tigers will pay their $5 million buyout on the struggling starter. After Friday afternoon’s press conference announcing the hiring of Ron Gardenhire to a three-year contract as manager, Tigers general manager Al Avila told reporters that Detroit would decline the club’s $16 million option on Anibal Sanchez. Instead, the team will pay the $5 million buyout. This comes as absolutely no surprise to anyone, given Sanchez’s struggles over the last several years. He bounced between the rotation and bullpen, even switching between the major leagues and Triple-A...
Grand Rapids Press Oct 5, 2017
On brink of pivotal 2018, Tigers' Buck Farmer gets parting advice from Anibal Sanchez

On brink of pivotal 2018, Tigers' Buck Farmer gets parting advice from Anibal Sanchez

Sanchez, 33, likely pitched his final game in a Tigers uniform on Sunday. The future is less certain for Farmer, 26, who will come to Lakeland next spring with no options remaining. DETROIT -- As Buck Farmer threw his final bullpen session of 2017 last weekend, a teammate stood nearby, watching intently. Afterwards, they sat down for a long chat in which Anibal Sanchez, a 12-year Major League veteran who has spent the last six years with the Tigers, offered some parting advice. "He sat and watched a bullpen of mine and just came up to me afterwards and gave me...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 26, 2017
Anibal Sanchez pitches quality start, but Tigers lose 8th straight

Anibal Sanchez pitches quality start, but Tigers lose 8th straight

Jason Vargas tied for the major league lead with his 18th victory. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Jason Vargas tied for the major league lead with his 18th victory, lifting the Kansas City Royals over the struggling Detroit Tigers 2-1 on Tuesday night. Vargas (18-10) went six innings to match Cleveland's Corey Kluber and the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw for most wins in the majors. He gave up a run and five hits, inducing groundball double plays in the second, fourth and fifth innings. In his first two starts against Detroit, Vargas was 0-2 while allowing 13 runs,...
Bless You Boys Sep 22, 2017
Detroit Tigers News: A fitting end for Anibal Sanchez

Detroit Tigers News: A fitting end for Anibal Sanchez

Remember the good times. On Tuesday, with what will be his last start in Comerica Park, Anibal Sanchez put together a vintage performance, allowing one run and striking out eight. In the end he was assigned a loss, but it will stand as one last reminder of his pitching acumen. It’s easy to forget how good Sanchez was for the Tigers. This is a player that won 46 games for the team, ended fourth in the Cy Young voting in 2013, won big playoff games and was an important cog during the Tigers recent run. Things got bad quickly. Balls began exiting the park at an alarming rate, and Sanchez has...
Grand Rapids Press Sep 21, 2017
Anibal Sanchez, leaving Detroit on high note, hopes for career revival in 2018

Anibal Sanchez, leaving Detroit on high note, hopes for career revival in 2018

In 2017, Sanchez has struck out batters in 21.3 percent of plate appearances, his best K rate since 2013, when he finished in third place in the Cy Young balloting. DETROIT -- As Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez walked off the mound on Wednesday afternoon after another strong outing, he admitted that the thought crossed his mind that he was pitching at Comerica Park for the final time. "I would love to (be back), but I don't control that," Sanchez said. If he's back, it will probably be wearing a different jersey. After three years of struggles, that...

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