Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez and the Detroit Tigers reportedly agreed to a contract extension Friday, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale. The deal is reportedly worth $80 million over five years.
Sanchez was target for multiple teams in need of a free-agent pitcher. The 28-year-old right-hander had garnered interest from the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs this offseason.
Sanchez joined the Tigers during the 2012 season via trade from the Miami Marlins a few days before the July 31 deadline. In 12 starts with Detroit, Sanchez was 4-6 with a 3.74 ERA and 1.29 WHIP. In 19 combined starts with the Marlins and Tigers last season, Sanchez compiled a 9-13 record, 3.86 ERA and 1.27 WHIP.
Sanchez debuted on June 25, 2006, for the Marlins, and in his 14th-career start, he threw a no-hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Over the course of his seven-year career, Sanchez is 48-51 with a 3.75 ERA and 1.35 WHIP.