Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez said he feels like he's "ready to go" heading into the 2015 season.
Sanchez missed the final two months of the 2014 regular season after his shoulder flared up in August, and missed one month earlier in the season due to a blister.
"It was a weird season," Sanchez said.
The 30-year-old went 8-5 last season with a 3.43 ERA and 102 strikeouts in 126 innings, one year after leading the league with a 2.57 ERA and finishing fourth in the 2013 Cy Young Award voting.
Sanchez told the Free Press he's been throwing for a month and a half and is looking forward to spring training and the 2015 season.
"So far, so good," he said. "Right now, I feel really good. Everything is going fine. I'm not sore or anything."
Sanchez is entering the third year of a five-year, $80 million deal he signed in 2013. Detroit pitchers and catchers report for spring training on Feb. 19.
- Jack Jorgensen