Sanchez placed on the 15-day DL with a finger laceration
DETROIT — Now the Detroit Tigers will get a test of their starting pitching depth.
And, in all likelihood, you might finally be able to truly start grading the Doug Fister trade.
Anibal Sanchez was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday evening, with a laceration on his right middle finger. The Tigers will need a spot starter to take his place for at least two turns through the rotation, but not until the first week of May, given the off days this coming week.
With the bullpen gassed by recent over-usage, reliever Justin Miller was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to fill Sanchez’s roster spot.
The top candidates to take Sanchez’s place in the rotation are lefties Robbie Ray — the key to the Fister trade — and Kyle Lobstein, along with Drew VerHagen.
Sanchez left Saturday’s start after 2 2/3 innings with what was called a blister at the time.