Anibal Sanchez (finger) threw simulated game on Monday.
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 View Profile
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 View Profile