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Anibal Sanchez (finger) threw simulated game on Monday.
Sanchez threw a total of 60 pitches (15 per frame) and will now be re-evaluated by the team late Monday and first thing Tuesday morning. If he reports no problems, he should be be back on the hill for the Tigers on May 18.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "Everything was thumbs-up. We'll wait and see how he feels tomorrow (Tuesday)." Sanchez said he has no question he'll feel fine Tuesday putting him on track to return to the Tigers rotation on Sunday in Boston for the Sunday night game against the Red Sox. The blister reportedly is so far gone that the skin has already regrown putting very little doubt that Sanchez will indeed be ready to go Sunday. When the Tigers finally decide to activate Sanchez it will be at the expense of Robbie Ray who would then be optioned back to Triple-A Toledo. ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Kendrys Morales went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored in the Royals 7-1 win over the Twins on Monday.
Morales is raking to start the season, hitting .358 with 12 runs, two home runs and nine RBI as the Royals everyday DH and cleanup hitter. 2014 was a lost year for Morales as he struggled to find a role with the Mariners and Twins but he showed capable of being a productive player over the two seasons prior where he hits a combined 45 home runs over the two years. Morales was one of the more promising offensive players in the league before a devastating ankle injury nearly ended his career in 2010 but if his hot start is any indication of things to come those who took a chance on Kendrys could be in for a solid season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba