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Anibal Sanchez has a sore shoulder

Mar 17, 2014, 2:19 PM EDT

Anibal Sanchez AP

Detroit choosing Justin Verlander over Max Scherzer to start on Opening Day was a reminder of just how star-studded the Tigers’ rotation is, but here’s a slight buzzkill: No. 3 starter and reigning ERA champ Anibal Sanchez was scratched from today’s scheduled start with shoulder soreness.

For now the Tigers are saying they expect Sanchez to make his next start. He has a lengthy history of arm problems, but in recent years Sanchez has generally been able to bounce back from various issues with minimal time off.

Last season he threw 180-plus innings for the fourth consecutive year, posting a league-best 2.57 ERA in 29 starts and striking out a career-high 10.0 batters per nine innings at age 29.

  1. darthicarus - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    When it rains it pours for the Tigers. Sanchez sore shoulder, Davis hamstring issues, Iglesias with dual stress fractures…and literally rained out in Lakeland today.

    • NatsLady - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:58 PM

      At least they didn’t have a 200 mile bus ride for nothing. Fister, BTW, stayed in Viera and was happy with his morning.

    • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM

      It’s spring training. We’re hardly the only ones with starting the season issues.

  2. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM

    Y’all are just trolling historio now, aren’t you?

    • happytwinsfan - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      no, this is trolling histro:

      i bet whoever decided to trade fister for a bag of baseballs is getting his genius name plate taken away. meoooowww!!

      • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:49 PM

        That very smart man DD was wise enough to marry himself an Oklahoma gal, so I guess an occasional bad trade won’t hurt his genius standing.

      • detroitr1 - Mar 17, 2014 at 3:19 PM

        No, the trade for Fister from Seattle was for a bag of baseballs. At least the Tigers got a decent #4 from the Nats in Ray…

    • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2014 at 2:46 PM

      We crossed that threshold with the Drew post. Gah!

      • paperlions - Mar 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

        It wasn’t the signing of Joba that crossed that line?

      • historiophiliac - Mar 17, 2014 at 4:01 PM

        Bad lions. Bad.

      • paperlions - Mar 17, 2014 at 7:21 PM


  3. xjokerz - Mar 17, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    not worried

    pretty typical for Anibal.

  4. metrocritical - Mar 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM

    DD and the Tigers have enjoyed a pretty nice ride in the health and personnel departments, with maneuvers both lucky and good. Eventually, the spell was going to break.

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