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Anibal Sanchez to be targeted by Los Angeles Dodgers?

The big-spending Dodgers may have set their sights on Anibal Sanchez.

Doug Pensinger

The Los Angeles Dodgers have not been scared of acquiring high-priced talent since the team's ownership changed hands, and according to ESPN's Jayson Stark, they may now be targeting Detroit Tigers free agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez. Stark also reports that the Dodgers have their eyes on Zack Greinke and Hiroki Kuroda, despite having six starting pitchers under contract.

Sanchez is expected to be one of the most in-demand starting pitchers on the free agent market this offseason. In 12 starts for the Tigers, Sanchez posted an ERA of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.29. Including his time with the Miami Marlins, Sanchez posted a 3.86 ERA and struck out 167 batters in 195.2 innings.

It is believed that the Tigers would like Sanchez back, but general manager Dave Dombrowski said last week that it would not be an "easy pursuit." Sanchez said that he would be open to signing a long-term contract with the Tigers, but his free agency is far from over.