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Report: Sanchez staying with Tigers

12:21 PM, Dec 14, 2012   |    comments
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(Sports Network) - The Detroit Tigers have reportedly reached an agreement on a deal with free-agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez.

ESPN.com, citing Sanchez's agent, Gene Mato, reported Friday that the Tigers re-signed his client to a five-year, $80 million contract.

The Tigers apparently won a bidding war with the Chicago Cubs to retain the right-hander's services.

Sanchez arrived in Detroit with second baseman Omar Infante in a July 23 trade with the Miami Marlins. He went 4-6 with a 3.74 earned run average in 12 regular-season starts for the Tigers, then compiled a 1.77 ERA while going 1-2 in three playoff outings.

For his career, the 28-year-old has posted a 48-51 record with a 3.75 ERA since reaching the majors with the Marlins in 2006.

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