Tigers acquire Anibal Sanchez, Omar Infante and Draft choice from Miami Marlins @tigers
DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers today announced the club has acquired righthanded pitcher Anibal Sanchez, second baseman Omar Infante and a compensation draft choice between the first and second round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft from the Miami Marlins in exchange for righthanded pitcher Jacob Turner, lefthanded pitcher Brian Flynn, catcher Rob Brantly and a compensation draft choice between the second and third round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.
Sanchez, 28, has compiled a 5-7 record, 3.94 ERA (121.0IP/53ER) and 110 strikeouts in 19 starts with the Marlins this season. Opponents are hitting .259 (119×460) against him this season, while he has issued 33 walks. He has posted a 2.70 ERA (20.0IP/6ER) and 18 strikeouts over his last three starts dating back to July 8.
In seven seasons at the major league level with the Marlins (2006-12), Sanchez has compiled a 44-45 record, 3.75 ERA (794.1IP/331ER) and 676 strikeouts. As a rookie with the Marlins, Sanchez tossed a no-hitter on September 6, 2006 versus Arizona.
Sanchez will wear uniform number 19 with the Tigers.
Infante, 30, is hitting .287 (94×328) with 23 doubles, two triples, eight home runs, 33 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 85 games with Miami in 2012. He has compiled a .982 fielding percentage at second base this season. Infante is tops among all National League second basemen with 278 assists in 2012.
Originally signed by the Tigers as a non-drafted free agent on April 28, 1999, Infante has seen action at the major league level with the Tigers (2002-06), Braves (2007-10) and Marlins (2011-12). In 1,027 games at the major league level, he is batting .276 (963×3490) with 176 doubles, 34 triples, 60 home runs and 350 RBI. Infante was selected to the National League’s all-star squad with the Braves in 2010.
Infante will wear uniform number 18 with the Tigers.
Turner has started three games with the Tigers in 2012, posting a 1-1 record and 8.03 ERA (12.1IP/11ER). He posted a 4-3 record and 3.16 ERA (62.2IP/22ER) in 10 starts with Triple A Toledo this season.
Flynn compiled an 8-4 record and 3.71 ERA (102.0IP/42ER) in 18 starts with Single A Lakeland this season. He made one start with Double A Erie, taking the loss after allowing five runs in five innings of work.
Brantly hit .311 (56×180) with 16 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 24 RBI in 46 games with Double A Erie in 2012. He batted .254 (33×130) with four doubles and six RBI in 36 games with Triple A Toledo.
In a related roster move, the Tigers have designated the contract of lefthanded pitcher Kelvin De La Cruz for assignment. De La Cruz has compiled a 5-8 record, 4.86 ERA (90.2IP/49ER) and 75 strikeouts in 19 outings (17 starts) with Double A Erie this season.
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