Down in Motown: Tigers' Sanchez could be done for season
Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez, who has been out since Aug. 9 due to a strained pectoral muscle, had a setback during a Monday throwing session. The Detroit Free Press reports that Sanchez will throw again when he's pain free, while the team's website says there's "no timetable" for Sanchez's return. Manager Brad Ausmus said, "By no means is he being written off," but added, "We still think there's a shot he can come back." A shot? Yeesh.
Tuesday's studs & duds
News & notes
Royals SP Yordano Ventura will be skipped today because of a sore back. The Royals hope that this break is all Ventura needs, as he might just be getting tired. Ventura threw exactly 150 innings last season - his most as a professional - and is at 145 2/3 innings this season.
Mets 2B David Murphy is still day-to-day with an injured calf, while 3B David Wright could be in danger of a September shutdown due to a shoulder injury. Wright is currently day-to-day with a neck issue.
Do you want the good news or the bad news first? Cubs SS Javier Baez now has seven home runs and 40 strikeouts in 86 big-league at bats. All you have him for is the homers, right?
Jose Quintana's poor outing dropped our record to 80-53 for the season. Today's pick is Anaheim's Hector Santiago (owned in seven percent of FOXSports.com leagues) against the Marlins, while Thursday's pick is Houston's Collin McHugh (27.9 percent owned) vs. the Rangers. The banged-up Rangers started three major-league quality hitters in Wednesday's game, and that's only if you count Elvis Andrus.
See you back here tomorrow morning.