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Friday, December 14, 2012
Sanchez returning to Tigers; no Cubs

By Jerry Crasnick

Free-agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez has reached agreement on a five-year, $80 million deal with the Detroit Tigers, agent Gene Mato confirmed to ESPN.com Friday.

Sanchez, 28, is 48-51 with a 3.75 career ERA for the Tigers and Miami Marlins. He was regarded by many observers as the second-most attractive starting pitcher on this winter's free-agent market, behind Zack Greinke, who agreed to a six-year, $147 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers earlier this week.

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