DETROIT (AP) — A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Detroit Tigers and right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez have agreed to an $80 million, five-year contract.
The person, speaking on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement hasn’t been announced, says Sanchez is scheduled for a physical Monday.
Sanchez was a part of Detroit’s four-man rotation that led the franchise to the World Series this year. He had a 1.77 ERA in 20-plus innings over three postseason starts, but was 1-2 because Detroit was shut out in each of his losses.
The Tigers acquired the 28-year-old Venezuelan in July from Miami along with second baseman Omar Infante for right-hander Jacob Turner and two minor leaguers.
AP Sports Writer Ronald Blum in New York contributed to this report.