Tigers To Sign Anibal Sanchez

The Tigers have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez to a five-year, $80MM contract, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports (on Twitter). Agent Gene Mato represents Sanchez, who agrees to terms with Detroit one day after coming close to a deal with the Cubs.

Anibal Sanchez – Tigers (PW)

Cubs ownership and Theo Epstein offered Sanchez a $77MM contract in Miami yesterday, but the Tigers jumped in and won the bidding, Nightengale reports (on Twitter). The Red Sox also talked to Sanchez, but didn’t go as high as $80MM, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter).

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