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Tigers land Anibal Sanchez, Omar Infante from Marlins

By C. Trent Rosecrans | Blogger
Anibal Sanchez is 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA for the Marlins this season. (US Presswire)

Last season the Tigers acquired Doug Fister at the trade deadline and pulled away from the pack in the American League Central, and after taking over first place with a sweep of the White Sox this weekend the Tigers have made another move for a pitcher, acquiring Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante from the Marlins in return for right-hander Jacob Turner, catcher Rob Brantly and lefty Brian Flynn, the Marlins announced Monday.

The Tigers will also trade compensation picks in next year's draft with the Marlins.

Trade deadline

Tigers will swap compensation draft picks with the Marlins, Tigers move up in next year's draft.

Sanchez, a 28-year-old right-hander who is a free agent after the season, is 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA this season, while second baseman Infante is hitting .287/.312/.442 for the Marlins. Infante, 30, is singed through next season.

The right-handed Turner, 21, has made three starts for the Tigers this season, going 1-1 with an 8.03 ERA. The 2009 first-rounder is 4-2 with a 3.16 ERA in 10 starts at Triple-A Toledo this season and has also made four starts at high-Class A Lakeland.

Brantly, 23, has struggled since being called up to Triple-A, where he's hitting just .254/.295/.285 with no home runs in 36 games. In 46 games at Double-A, he was hitting .311/.359/.461 with three home runs.

Flynn, 22, was a seventh-round pick in 2011 out of Witchita State. He was recently promoted to Double-A, where he made one start, allowing five runs on eight hits in five innings. At high-Class A, he was 8-4 with a 3.71 ERA in 18 starts, striking out 84 batters in 102 innings.

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