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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...

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