Report: Tigers' initial offer 'would insult' Anibal Sanchez

Monday December 3rd, 2012

Anibal Sanchez ranks among the top free-agent starting pitchers on the market, and his agent is marketing him as such, seeking $90 million over six ears according to a report by Jon Heyman of

According to Heyman, the Tigers offered Sanchez four years at $48 million -- an offer his agent said "would insult" the right-hander.

A source denied the accuracy of the four-year, $48 million offer and said the Tigers are still talking to Sanchez's agent, according to Jason Beck of Sanchez, 28, finished 9-13 with a 3.86 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 167 strikeouts in 195 2/3 innings last season for the Marlins and Tigers. His strong finish to the regular season and three postseason starts -- 1.77 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 18 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings -- are fresh on the minds of teams shopping for a starting pitcher.

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