Down in Motown: Tigers' Sanchez could be done for season
An injury recurrence has delayed Anibal Sanchez's return.
Sanchez is 8-5 with a 3.46 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP in 21 starts.
By John Halpin
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
Stud:Madison Bumgarner flirted with a perfect game, and ended up shutting out the Rockies on one hit with 13 strikeouts. Not bad.
Royals SP Yordano Venturawill 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.
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Brewers SP Matt Garza (oblique) might be ready to make a start next week, and it could be in Milwaukee instead of as part of a rehab assignment.
Jose Quintana'spoor 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.