Tigers’ Sanchez rehabbing with Whitecaps

Detroit Tigers, Anibal Sanchez
Detroit Tigers relief pitcher Anibal Sanchez throws during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants, Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Detroit.

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez will start for the West Michigan Whitecaps Thursday evening.

He’s with the Whitecaps for a rehab stint after a couple of weeks on the disabled list. He left in the third inning of an Aug. 16 matchup against the Texas Rangers with a strained left hamstring.

If all goes well, he could be added back to the Tigers main roster when it expands Friday, and he could rejoin the rotation shortly thereafter.

The Whitecaps play the South Bend Cubs in Indiana Thursday, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.