Anibal Sanchez throws simulated game after elbow injury

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Sidelined early in camp by a triceps injury and then later by bronchitis, Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez felt good enough to throw a 30-pitch simulated game today and reported no problems.

According to Jason Beck of MLB.com Sanchez threw fastballs and breaking balls in front of the Tigers’ brass, including manager Brad Ausmus and general manager Al Avila.

Sanchez said he’s still feeling under the weather, but his elbow is much better and “five days from now, I’m going to be on the mound.” Whether that will be in a big-league game or against minor leaguers remains to be seen, but Sanchez is back on track for Opening Day.