Anibal Sanchez Rumors: Cubs, Tigers Final Suitors

It was reported yesterday that the Chicago Cubs had reached an agreement with free agent Anibal Sanchez, but it’s since come out that the right-hander is down to deciding between the Cubs and his former team, the Detroit Tigers, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today.



Sanchez has reportedly narrowed his list to two teams, and he will continue negotiations today. An announcement could be right around the corner as an agreement may be made before the weekend.

The Cubs are an intriguing suitor for Sanchez, as they are generally considered to be a rebuilding team. Still, putting together a rotation built around Sanchez and Matt Garza would be a nice starting point. Also, Sanchez is 28 so Chicago could still view a signing as an investment in its future.

The Tigers would be signing Sanchez with intentions of winning now. Detroit acquired the right-hander last summer from the Miami Marlins in exchange for prospects including Jacob Turner and Rob Brantley. While he was initially viewed as a half-season rental, the Tigers made it clear from the start that they had interest in re-signing Sanchez this offseason.

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