Detroit Tigers Anibal Sanchez to Pitch at Four Winds Field in Rehab Assignment

The twelve-year Major League Baseball veteran will start for the Tigers Single-A affiliate, West Michigan Whitecaps, on August 31.

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By Chris Hagstrom-Jones / South Bend Cubs | August 30, 2017 12:00 PM ET

SOUTH BEND, IN - The Detroit Tigers announced on Thursday that right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez will be assigned to the Tigers Single-A Affiliate West Michigan Whitecaps, for a rehabilitation start on Thursday, August 31 as they face the South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field.

Sanchez last pitched for the Tigers on August 16 against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas going 2.1 innings, giving up 4 earned runs on 5 hits, two of which were home runs. He was placed on the disabled list August 18 day with left hamstring tightness. This season, Sanchez is 3-3 with a 6.95 ERA in 77.2 innings.

This is the third rehab assignment to play at Four Winds Field in the last two seasons. Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward joined South Bend on May 18 and again July 2 and 3 and current St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler was assigned to South Bend for one game on July 8, 2016.

Tickets for the game on Thursday are available at the South Bend Cubs Box Office, by phone at (574) 235-9988 on online at Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and first pitch vs. the Whitecaps is set for 7:05 p.m. 

About the South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs are the Class A minor league affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. Over the past 29 seasons, the team has won five Midwest League titles, most recently in 2005, and has captured 12 division titles. This year, Four Winds Field, home of the Cubs, was named Ballpark Digest's Best Single-A ballpark. In 2015, the team was named Ballpark Digest's Team of the Year and received the John H. Johnson President's Award, the highest award in minor league baseball. The team is owned and operated by Swing-Batter-Swing, LLC whose sole shareholder is Andrew T. Berlin of Chicago, Ill. 

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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