(NEW YORK) — Free agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez will be staying in Detroit. Sanchez reached an agreement on Friday for $80 million through five years, according to his agent Gene Mato.
Sanchez was acquired last season in a trade with the Miami Marlins in July and went 4-6 with a 3.74 ERA in 12 regular season games with the Tigers. When it really counted in October, Sanchez posted a 1.77 ERA and went 1-2 in three playoff starts.
The right-hander reportedly reached an agreement with the Cubs for $75 million on Thursday before the deal slipped through the cracks.
The Tigers were swept out of the World Series by the San Francisco Giants to end 2012.
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