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Anibal Sanchez OK after taking line drive off leg in rehab start

Jul 1, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Jason Beck of hears that Sanchez is OK and doesn’t appear to have suffered any serious damage. While that’s good news for the Tigers, no word on when he’ll get back on a mound.

8:10 PM: Troubling development for the Tigers, as James R. Chipman of brings word that Anibal Sanchez left his minor league rehab start with High-A Lakeland tonight after he was hit in the left leg with a comebacker. The report was confirmed by Jason Beck of

No word on the severity of the injury or whether Sanchez was simply pulled for precautionary reasons. The 29-year-old has been sidelined since June 15 due to a right shoulder strain, but he was expected to rejoin the Tigers’ rotation this weekend if all went well in tonight’s rehab outing. That timeline could change now.

Sanchez was off to a fantastic start this season prior to his shoulder woes, posting a 2.76 ERA and 101/23 K/BB ratio in 81 2/3 innings across 13 starts.

  1. tigersfandan - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Oh joy.

  2. historiophiliac - Jul 1, 2013 at 8:40 PM


    • proudlycanadian - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      The rookie who replaced him in the rotation isn’t all bad.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:47 PM

        No, but not as good. We’d rather have our best, thanks.

      • proudlycanadian - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:53 PM

        The latest news is that Sanchez is expected to be OK.

      • historiophiliac - Jul 1, 2013 at 10:02 PM

        That’s a relief.

  3. indaburg - Jul 1, 2013 at 9:16 PM


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