Anibal Sanchez sidelined by triceps injury early in Tigers camp

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Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez, whose long history of arm problems includes being shut down late last season with a shoulder injury, won’t throw until Monday at the earliest due to triceps inflammation.

Sanchez underwent an MRI exam and told Jason Beck of MLB.com that it’s a minor injury–“no big deal” was his exact quote–but given his track record any arm problems are noteworthy and worrisome.

Either way, Sanchez can certainly take his time getting into shape for the season and it won’t be surprising if the Tigers play things safer than letting him throw Monday. Sanchez is owed $16 million this season, $16 million next season, and $16 million or a $5 million buyout for 2018.