December 15, 2012 in Sports

Tigers retain Sanchez


The Detroit Tigers have made another major move to help their quest to win a World Series for the first time since 1984. Right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez agreed to an $80 million, five-year contract with the Tigers on Friday. Sanchez was a part of Detroit’s four-man rotation that led the franchise to World Series this year. He had a 1.77 ERA in 20 1/3 innings over three postseason starts, but was 1-2 because Detroit was shut out in each of his losses. The Tigers acquired the 28-year-old Venezuelan in July from Miami along with second baseman Omar Infante for right-hander Jacob Turner and two minor leaguers. As a free agent he also was pursued by the Chicago Cubs. Sanchez is scheduled for a physical Monday. – Associated Press

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