Anibal Sanchez seems to be done after he suffered a setback in his latest throwing session Monday. For now, there's no timetable for when Sanchez will be able to return in the midst of the Tigers' playoff chase.
Sanchez will visit Dr. James Andrews to get his take on what might be wrong, on the chance it's not a torn pectoral muscle. Unfortunately, as everyone knows, a trip to his office is rarely met with good news. Rarely.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kyle Ryan went four innings, allowed two runs, on three hits, and five walks, while striking out four in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon.
Ryan has been used as a reliever and spot starter for the Tigers so far this season, and he didn’t step up like the Tigers needed him to on Thursday afternoon, as he only lasted four innings, allowing two runs, and walking five against the Pirates. There is something to be said for him holding the opposition to only two runs despite the eight baserunners, but still the Tigers needed a more efficient outing out of Ryan, and he didn’t deliver. Don’t expect much better than this from Ryan going forward in your fantasy leagues. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Matt Harrison will start for the Rangers Tuesday or Wednesday, according to GM Jon Daniels.
This is welcoming news for the Rangers as you can never have too much starting pitching depth. With Harrison's 30-day rehab stint finally over, Texas had to make a decision, and they are choosing to insert the veteran lefty back into their rotation. Harrison struggled during his rehab starts, but that wasn't much of a surprise given his layoff. He's worth an add in AL-Only leagues, but we are going to need to see several solid starts before we give a deeper recommendation. Analysis: David Kerr