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Anibal Sanchez throws simulated game, hopes to return Sunday

May 12, 2014, 8:09 PM EDT

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Anibal Sanchez has been sidelined since April 26 due to a blister on his right middle finger, but he’s getting closer to rejoining the Tigers’ starting rotation.

Jason Beck of MLB.com notes that Sanchez threw 60 pitches over four simulated innings earlier today. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus gave his throwing session a “thumbs-up” and said that his stuff looked good, but they’ll see how he feels tomorrow before announcing the next step. The hope right now is that he’ll be able to return to pitch Sunday night against the Red Sox.

Coming off an AL-best 2.57 ERA last season, Sanchez posted a 3.13 ERA and 24/11 K/BB ratio in 23 innings over his first five starts this year prior to landing on the disabled list.

  1. historiophiliac - May 12, 2014 at 9:10 PM

    We need to get him back to pitching instead of goofing around hooching up his zubaz!

  2. philliesblow - May 12, 2014 at 11:23 PM

    Rumor is an unnamed 7th round draft pick liked Sanchez’s look.
    http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bm_AO_dCEAIP8_O.jpg

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