Anibal Sanchez

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/205
  • Age: 31


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Anibal Sanchez Stats

10-10 4.99 157.0 138 1.28

Anibal Sanchez MLB Career Stats

80-74 3.70 1334.0 1175 1.29

Anibal Sanchez Bio

  • Full Name: Anibal Alejandro Sanchez
  • Pronunciation: Ah-KNEE-bahl
  • Born: 2/27/1984 in Maracay, Venezuela
  • High School: U.E. San Pedro Alesandrino, VEN
  • Debut: June 25, 2006
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2015 Stats 10 10 4.99 25 25 0 157.0 138 1.28
MLB Career Stats 80 74 3.70 221 219 0 1334.0 1175 1.29
  • Status: Active

Anibal Sanchez Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Tigers AL 740 Four-seam FB 92.17 91.91 2383.00 6.19 89.31
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.88 92.52 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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September 16, 2015 at 9:57 PM ET

Anibal's shoulder checks out OK

The Tigers received good news on right-hander Anibal Sanchez Wednesday after his consultation with Dr. James Andrews. The noted orthopedic surgeon examined Sanchez's sore right rotator cuff on Wednesday and saw no major structural damage.

September 13, 2015 at 4:04 PM ET

Anibal, Norris returning this week; Iglesias still out

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus announced before Sunday's doubleheader against the Indians that a pair of starters would be returning to the rotation in the upcoming week.


Anibal Sanchez Awards

NL Player of the Week

Week Team League
09/10/2006 Florida NL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2005 Wilmington CAR

Baseball America High Class A All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Wilmington CAR

CAR Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
04/17/2005 Wilmington CAR
05/08/2005 Wilmington CAR

CAR Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Wilmington CAR

NYP Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 Lowell NYP

Anibal Sanchez Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2010 3.55 21st in NL
2013 2.57 1st in AL


Season W Rank
2010 13 17th in NL
2013 14 8th in AL


Season SO Rank
2010 157 23rd in NL
2011 202 6th in NL
2013 202 6th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2013 1.15 9th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2011 .250 19th in NL
2013 .229 6th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2010 32 22nd in NL
2011 32 21st in NL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2006 2 12th in NL
2010 1 16th in NL
2011 3 5th in NL
2012 1 18th in AL
2013 1 18th in AL
2015 1 15th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2006 1 7th in NL
2010 1 8th in NL
2011 2 2nd in NL
2012 1 7th in AL
2013 1 9th in AL
2015 1 6th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2010 195.0 24th in NL
2011 196.1 23rd in NL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2010 7.25 24th in NL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2010 2.24 17th in NL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2010 70 13th in NL
2011 64 21st in NL


Season H Rank
2010 192 19th in NL
2011 187 24th in NL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2011 20 24th in NL
2015 29 1st in AL

Anibal Sanchez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 5, 2015 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
August 20, 2015 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list. Right Rotator Cuff Inflamattion
September 23, 2014 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
August 12, 2014 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 9, 2014. Right pectoral strain
August 10, 2014 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to August 9, 2014.
May 18, 2014 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
April 27, 2014 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list. Laceration on his right middle finger
July 6, 2013 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
July 1, 2013 Detroit Tigers sent RHP Anibal Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Lakeland Flying Tigers.
June 17, 2013 Detroit Tigers placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 16, 2013. Right shoulder stiffness.
December 17, 2012 Detroit Tigers signed free agent RHP Anibal Sanchez.
November 3, 2012 RHP Anibal Sanchez elected free agency.
July 24, 2012 Detroit Tigers activated RHP Anibal Sanchez.
July 23, 2012 Miami Marlins Traded RHP Anibal Sanchez and 2B Omar Infante to Detroit Tigers; Detroit Tigers Traded RHP Jacob Turner to Miami Marlins; Toledo Mud Hens Traded C Rob Brantly to New Orleans Zephyrs and Erie SeaWolves Traded LHP Brian Flynn to Jacksonville Suns.
August 21, 2009 Anibal Sanchez roster status changed by Florida Marlins.
August 12, 2009 Jupiter Hammerheads sent RHP Anibal Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Jacksonville Suns.
August 2, 2009 Anibal Sanchez assigned to Jupiter Hammerheads from GCL Marlins.
July 28, 2009 Anibal Sanchez assigned to GCL Marlins.
July 12, 2009 Florida Marlins transferred RHP Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
June 5, 2009 Florida Marlins placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 3, 2009. Right shoulder sprain.
June 2, 2009 Florida Marlins activated RHP Anibal Sanchez from the 15-day disabled list.
May 28, 2009 Florida Marlins sent RHP Anibal Sanchez on a rehab assignment to Jupiter Hammerheads.
May 8, 2009 Florida Marlins placed RHP Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list. Right shoulder strain.

Anibal Alejandro Sanchez Bio Info

He, his wife Ana and daughter Anabella Victoria (10/2/12) reside in Coral gables, FL during the offseason...Actively participates with the Detroit Tigers Autographed Memorabilia Donation Program, and the Tigers Dreams Come True Program, attended "Keeping Kids in the game", visited patients at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, participated in pregame ceremonies to recognize the Play Baseball Detroit Program and prior to the annual Fiesta Tigres! game and has participated in the Tigers Winter Caravan.


Limited to 22 games with the Tigers due to two separate stints on the disabled list in 2014...Allowed just four home runs all season -- the fewest among all major league pitchers (min. 100 IP)...Sidelined April 27-May 18 with a right middle finger laceration...Compiled a season-high five-game winning streak May 18-June 25 -- posted a 2.42 ERA(52.0IP/14er) and 40 strikeouts during the eight-start stretch...Named the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for June after compiling a 3-0 record, a 2.79 ERA (38.2IP/12er) and 25 strikeouts in six starts during the month...Fanned Alberto Callaspo in the fourth inning on June 30 versus oakland to record his 1,000th career strikeout -- became the seventh Venezuelan-born pitcher to strike out 1,000 batters in the majors...Posted a season-best 12 strikeouts on August 3 versus Colorado...Sidelined August 9-23 with a right pectoralis major strain...Appeared in one game out of the bullpen for the Tigers in September -- did not allow a run in 1.0 inning pitched...Limited lefthanded batters to a .219 (62x283) batting average...righthanded batters hit .241 (46x191) with him on the mound...Posted a 6-3 record, a 3.04 ERA (94.2IP/32er) and 70 strikeouts in 16 starts prior to the All-star break...compiled a 2-2 record, a 4.60 ERA (31.1IP/16er) and 32 strikeouts in six games (five starts) following the break...Compiled a 4-5 record, a 3.53 ERA (82.2IP/32er) and 67 strikeouts in 14 games (13 starts) at Comerica Park... posted a 4-0 record, a 3.25 erA (44.1IP/16er) and 35 strikeouts in eight starts on the road...Made his first career postseason appearance out of the bullpen for the Tigers during the ALDS -- did not allow a run and fanned two over 2.0 scoreless innings of relief in game 2 at Baltimore.


Completed his first full season with the Tigers in 2013, establishing a career high with 14 wins, and matching a career high with 202 strikeouts...Led the American League with a 2.57 ERA (182.0IP/52ER), while he was third with 9.99 strikeouts per nine innings, sixth with 202 strikeouts and a .229 bating average against, and tied for eighth with 14 wins...Registered a quality start in seven of his first eight decisions to begin the season, posting a 4-3 record, a 2.05 ERA (52.2IP/12ER) and 66 strikeouts during that stretch...Established a career-high and franchise record with 17 strikeouts on April 26 versus Atlanta -- the 17 strikeouts also established a new record for most strikeouts by any one pitcher in an Interleague game, and matched the most strikeouts ever recorded by a pitcher in 8.0 innings-or-less...Named the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for April after posting a 3-1 record, a 1.34 ERA (33.2IP/5ER) and 41 strikeouts in five starts during the month -- ranked third in the American League in ERA, while he was tied for fifth in strikeouts during that stretch...Tossed a complete game shutout on May 24 versus Minnesota -- allowed just one hit in 9.0 innings to record his fourth career one-hit game -- he joined Bob Feller as the only two pitchers since at least 1916 to record five complete games allowing one hit-or-fewer in the first 155 games of their major league career...Did not make his scheduled start on June 9 versus Cleveland due to a stiff shoulder...Sidelined June 16-July 5 with a right shoulder strain...Posted a 3-2 record, a 2.15 ERA (29.1IP/7ER) and 19 strikeouts in five starts during July...Recorded a quality start in 11 of 12 appearances from July 19-September 17...posted a 7-1 record, a 2.03 ERA (80.0IP/18ER) and 77 strikeouts during that stretch...Compiled a 2-1 record, a 2.05 ERA (30.2IP/7ER) and 39 strikeouts in five games during September...Limited lefthanded batters to a .246 (91x370) average...righties hit .208 (65x312) with him on the mound...Posted an 8-3 record, a 2.70 ERA (93.1IP/28ER) and 110 strikeouts in 14 starts at home...compiled a 6-5 record, a 2.44 ERA (88.2IP/24ER) and 92 strikeouts in 15 games on the road...Compiled a 7-6 record and a 2.93 ERA (92.0IP/30ER) and 111 strikeouts in 15 games prior to the All-Star break...posted a 7-2 record and a 2.20 ERA (90.0IP/22ER) in 14 games after the break...Appeared in three games for the Tigers in the postseason...struck out 12 batters and did not allow a hit in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Boston Red Sox -- according to Elias, it is the most strikeouts by a pitcher before allowing a hit in a postseason game in major league history.

2012 Opened the 2012 season with the Miami Marlins before being acquired by the Tigers in a five-player deal (both clubs swapped a compensation draft choice as well) on July 23. ... Registered a quality start in each of his first eight starts of the season April 9-May 19 -- posted a 2-2 record, 2.32 ERA (54.1IP/14ER) and 55 strikeouts during the eight-start stretch. ... Established a career high with 14 strikeouts on April 28 versus Arizona -- marked the third time in his career he has reached a double-digit strikeout total in a start. ... Finished 1-0 with a 2.73 ERA (26.1IP/8ER) and 33 strikeouts in four starts during April -- fourth in the National League with 33 strikeouts during the month. ... Posted a 2-3 record, 2.45 ERA (40.1IP/11ER) and 34 strikeouts in six starts during May. ... Registered a quality start in five consecutive starts August 22-September 15 -- finished 2-2 with a 1.89 ERA (33.1IP/7ER) during that stretch. ... Tossed a three-hit shutout on September 25 versus Kansas City -- marked the fifth shutout of his major league career...fanned 10 batters in the outing, the fourth time during his career he has reached a double-digit strikeout total in a start. ... Finished 2-2 with a 2.43 ERA (40.2IP/11ER) and 37 strikeouts in six starts during September -- tied for fifth in the American League with 37 strikeouts during the month. ... Posted a 4-6 record and 4.12 ERA (107.0IP/49ER) in 17 starts prior to the all-star break...compiled a 5-7 record and 3.55 ERA (88.2IP/35ER) in 14 starts following the all-star break. ... Limited lefthanded hitters to a .243 batting average (98x404)...righties batted .291 (102x351) against him. 2011 Ranked sixth in National League (13th in Majors) in strikeouts. Set a new career high with 11 strikeouts on May 8 vs. Washington, a mark he would tie on September 10 at Pittsburgh...Set a new career high with a six-game winning streak from April 22 to June 26. However, also suffered longest drought of career in terms of both starts without a win and consecutive losses. After earning sixth win on June 10 vs. Arizona, went 11 starts before next victory (on August 16). In that span, went 0-5 with a 5.31 ERA (61.0 IP/36 ER), and opponents batted .306 (76x248) with seven home runs, 16 doubles and three triples...From May 8-31, went 4-0 with a 1.15 ERA (39.0/5) over five starts. Prior to that, last Marlins' pitcher to go 4-0 or better with an ERA that low over a five-start span was A.J. Burnett, who went 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA over a five-start span from July 30 to August 19 of 2005 (Elias Sports Bureau)...On April 22 vs. Colorado, lost no-hit bid in ninth inning but completed a one-hit, 4-1 victory over Rockies...Also had two complete-game shutouts. Second of two was also a one-hitter, on September 10 at Pittsburgh, which marked final win of season. Prior to that, on May 26 at San Francisco, gave up five hits and two walks while striking out eight, holding Giants scoreless in a 1-0 win...Now has a no-hitter and three one-hitters since making Major League debut in 2006; no other ML pitcher over that span has thrown four complete games allowing either one hit or no hits. Only Mark Buehrle, Matt Cain, Matt Garza, Roy Halladay, Tim Hudson, Roy Oswalt and Justin Verlander have had more than one, all with two (Elias Sports Bureau)...Has four career 9.0-inning complete games with one-or-fewer hits. Of 12 times that has happened in Franchise history, Kevin Brown is only other pitcher who has accomplished the feat multiple times (twice). Those outings include a no-hitter for both Sanchez (September 6, 2006 vs. Arizona) and Brown (June 10, 1997 at San Francisco)...Through first 16 starts, was 6-1 with a 2.82 ERA (105.1/33), with a .231 opponents' batting average (90x389). In final 16 starts, was 2-8 with a 4.65 ERA (91.0/47) and a .270 opponents' batting average (97x359). 2010 In his first full season without injury, went 13-12 with a 3.55 ERA in 32 starts for the Marlins. Established single-season career highs in games (32), starts (32), innings pitched (195.0) and strikeouts (157). Led Club in starts and innings pitched and ranked second in strikeouts ... llowed just 10 home runs, tied with Ubaldo Jimenez for the fourth-fewest in the National League among starters with at least 25 starts. He followed Josh Johnson (7), Chad Billingsley (8) and Jaime Garcia (9) ... Earned wins in four straight starts from May 14-30 to equal a career-best. Now has four four-game win streaks in his career ... His best month came in May when he went 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA (37.1 IP/8 ER) in six starts. Posted a first-half record of 7-6 with a 3.66 ERA (103.1 IP/42 ER) with 39 walks and 71 strikeouts in 17 starts. In 15 second-half starts, went 6-6 with a 3.44 ERA (91.2 IP/35 ER), issuing 31 walks while striking out 86 ... Made 19 starts on four days rest, going 7-8 with a 2.71 ERA (119.2 IP/36 ER). With five days between starts, went 5-3 with a 4.96 ERA (45.1 IP/25 ER) in eight games. When having six-or-more days between starts, had a 1-1 record and 4.80 ERA (30.0 IP/16 ER) in five games ... Tossed his second career shutout and third career complete game on July 29 at San Francisco. Held the Giants to just one hit with one walk and eight strikeouts. His previous shutout was on September 6, 2006 when he no-hit the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sun Life Stadium. He and Kevin Brown are the only pitchers in Marlins history with two complete-game wins in which they allowed no more than one hit. Brown threw a no-hitter for Florida in San Francisco in June 1997 and he followed that with a one-hitter against the Dodgers a little over a month later. - Elias ... In eight starts from April 22 to May 30, did not allow more than two runs in any start. Posted a 5- 1 record and 1.97 ERA (50.1 IP/11 ER) in that span ... Struck out eight Cardinals on May 19 at Busch Stadium to equal a career-high. Again equaled the mark on July 29 at San Francisco. In his career, also recorded eight K's on September 20, 2008 vs. Philadelphia, August 11, 2008 vs. St. Louis and September 11, 2006 vs. New York ... Ranked eighth in the NL in home ERA at 2.65 (91.2 IP/27 ER). Made nine starts during the day and posted the fifth-lowest day ERA in the NL at 2.34 (57.2 IP/15 ER) ... Made it to the sixth inning or later in 24 of his 32 starts, with seven of those starts lasting at least 7.0 innings. Totaled 20 quality starts on the season, which was second on the Club behind Josh Johnson (23) ... veraged 101.2 pitches per start and tossed a career-high 126 on August 31 vs. Washington ... Right-handed batters hit him at a .252 clip (96x381) with six home runs, while lefties hit .262 (96x367) with four home runs. 2009 Mired by two separate right shoulder sprains, made only 16 starts for the Marlins and posted a 4- 8 record and 3.87 ERA...Marked first stint on the 15-day Disabled List from May 8 to June 1. Prior to going on the DL, went 1-4 with a 5.79 ERA (32.2 IP/21 ER) in six starts. Made a start on June 2 against Milwaukee, allowing only one run on two hits over 3.0 innings. Placed on the 15-day DL on June 4 (retro to June 3) and reinstated on August 21. He went 2-0 with a 1.92 ERA (23.1 IP/5 ER) in five rehab starts...Finished the season with a 3-4 record and 2.86 ERA (50.1 IP/15 ER) in nine starts after returning from the DL. Among all National League starters, ranked third in ERA from August 21 to the end of the season (Homer Bailey-1.70 and Ryan Dempster-2.27)...Won first decision of the season, April 16 at Atlanta. Also earned wins on August 21 at Atlanta, September 22 vs. Philadelphia and October 3 at Philadelphia...Took losses in four straight starts from April 21 to May 7, establishing a career-long losing streak...Tossed a season-best 8.0 innings, while equaling a season-high with seven strikeouts, in the second game of a September 22 doubleheader against the Phillies. Also struck out seven batters on September 17 at Cincinnati and August 21 at Atlanta...In his 16 starts, surrendered more than three earned runs only three times and held opponents to two-or-less earned runs nine times...Gave up a season-high six runs twice, doing so in consecutive starts; April 27 at New York and May 2 at Chicago...Issued a career-high eight walks in a September 28 loss to the Braves at Turner Field, though he allowed only three runs on two hits over 5.0 innings. 2008 Started 2008 campaign on 15-day Disabled List after having right shoulder surgery, June 21, was performed by Dr. James Andrews...transferred to 60-Day DL, May 23...made five rehab starts before being returned from rehab and reinstated from the Disabled List, July 31...started first game of the season that day, earning the win over COL (5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 4 SO) first four starts, went 2-2 with a 3.52 ERA (23 IP/9 ER)...over his final three starts posted a 0-3 record and 7.22 ERA (28.2 IP/23 ER)...set a career-high with five losses...Averaged 5.1 innings per start, down from a 6.0 inning-per-start average coming into this season...Marlins were 4-6 in games that he started...had highest run support of any Marlins starter at 4.88 and averaged 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings...over his career, has allowed more than four runs in a game only four times in 33 starts...Marlins are 17-13 overall when he takes the mound...Held right handed hitters to .188 average (18x96) while lefties batted at a .340 clip (36x106)...allowed seven home runs over 51.2 innings...prior to 2008, had surrendered only 12 homers in 144.1 innings...Tossed a season-high 7.0 innings on two seperate occasions; August 11 vs. STL and September 14 vs. WSH...on September 8 at PHI, lasted 1.2 innings, marking the shortest start of his career (5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO)...tied his career-high with eight strikeouts in a game two times; August 11 vs. STL and September 20 vs. PHI...suffered longest losing skid of his career, dropping three games from August 28-September 20. 2007 Started six games for Florida in 2007, going 2-1 with a 4.80 ERA (30.0 IP)...optioned to Albuquerque (AAA) May 4 and was placed on Disabled List May 7...had right shoulder surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews on June 21, and missed the remainder of the season. 2006 Went 10-3 with 2.83 ERA in 18 games (17 starts) during his first Major League season...finished among the National League rookie leaders with one shutout (T-2nd), two complete games (T-1st) and 10 wins (9th)...his two complete games tied the franchise rookie record set by Dontrelle Willis in 2003...Threw no-hitter on September 6 vs. Arizona in just his 13th Major League start...he faced just 31 batters, including four walks and six marked the 233rd (127th in NL) no-hitter in Major League history, the first since Randy Johnson threw a perfect game against the Braves as a member of the Diamondbacks on May 18, 2004...the no-hitter was the fourth in Marlins history, the first since A.J. Burnett held the Padres hitless in San Diego on May 12, 2001...he became the 19th Major League rookie to throw a no-hitter, the first since Bud Smith no-hit the Padres with the Cardinals on September 3, 2001...he became just the second Venezuelan-born pitcher to toss a no-hitter, joining Wilson Alvarez, who no-hit the Orioles as a rookie member of the White Sox on August 11, 1991... for his efforts, Sanchez was named the National League Player of the Week for the week of September 4-10...Went 10-3 with 2.37 ERA in 17 starts... made his Major League debut on June 25 at New York (AL), earning his first ML win and holding the Yankees scoreless on seven hits with two strikeouts in 5.2 innings...became only the second starting pitcher in the last 10 years to make his Major League debut as a visitor at Yankee Stadium and win, joining Gustavo Chacin (9/20/04 with Toronto)...won three consecutive starts from July 14-25, winning vs. Houston (July 14), vs. Washington (July 19) and at Atlanta (July 25)...did not allow a run in back-to-back seven-inning outings on July 14 vs. Houston and July 25 vs. Washington...allowed one earned run on seven hits with three strikeouts in 7.0 innings en route to victory on July 25 at Atlanta...suffered first Major League loss on July 30 at Philadelphia, allowing a career-high eight earned runs in 4.1 innings...won four straight decisions in five starts from August 21 to September 11...recorded career-high eight strikeouts in win on September 11 vs. New York (NL)...tossed second complete game on September 16 at Atlanta, allowing two earned runs in 8.0 innings and taking the loss...With his 10th win on September 27 vs. Cincinnati, became the fourth Marlins rookie pitcher for season with 10 wins, joining Scott Olsen (12-10), Josh Johnson (12-7) and Ricky Nolasco (11-11)...the Marlins became the first team in Major League history to have four rookie pitchers with 10+ wins...was one of five Marlins pitchers to reach the 10-win plateau, the first time in club history that has happened in a season...Set a Marlins rookie record by tossing 23.0 scoreless innings from July 6-25...the streak started in the second inning at Washington on July 6, and stretched until the sixth inning in Atlanta on July 25...the previous rookie record was 19.0, set by Dontrelle Willis in 2003...Made one relief appearance, July 1 against Boston... threw 4.1 innings of long relief, after Brian Moehler left the game due to injury...Sanchez stuck out five batters, but allowed three home runs -- one to Manny Ramirez and two to David Ortiz...Went 4x35 at the plate with two RBI... recorded first Major League hit with an RBI-single to center field off Washington's Livan Hernandez on July 6 at RFK Stadium...went 2x4 on September 11 vs. New York (NL)...Went 3-6 with a 3.15 ERA in 15 starts with Carolina (AA)...had two complete games and 92 strikeouts over 85.2 innings...tossed a 9.0-inning shutout in his last start on June 19 at Charlotte. 2005 Split season between Wilmington (A) and Portland (AA) in the Boston Red Sox organization... went 6-1 with a 2.40 ERA in 14 starts for Wilmington to earn a July 4 promotion to Portland, where he went 3-5 with a 3.45 ERA in 11 starts to close out the season... struck out 158 batters in 136.0 innings between the two clubs, an average of 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings... Began season with Wilmington and allowed just one earned run in six starts (36.2 IP) at Frawley Stadium, going 4-0 with a 0.25 ERA... fanned a season-high 14 batters in 6.0 innings in his second start of the season April 16 vs. Salem... was selected to the mid-season Carolina League All-Star Team and the World Team in the XM Satellite Radio All-Star Futures Game... Went 5-0 with a 2.09 ERA over his final 11 starts with Wilmington and 3-1 with a 0.98 ERA (3 ER/27.2 IP) in his first 5 starts for the Sea Dogs... however, finished the season on a personal four-game losing streak spanning six starts, posting a 5.76 ERA... his strikeout high with Portland was 11 on July 22 at New Hampshire... Pitched for Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League, going 0-0 with 4.91 ERA in 10 games (two starts). 2004 After missing all of 2003 following "Tommy John" surgery, rebounded to earn Pitcher of the Year honors with short-season Single-A 15 starts, led the New York-Penn League with 101 strikeouts and finished 2nd in the league with a 1.77 ERA...with 101 K's in only 76.1 innings, averaged 11.9 strikeouts per 9 innings...held opponents to a .160 average, allowing 2 hits or less in 7 of his 15 starts, including 6.0 innings of one-hit ball in his final start August 31 vs. Hudson Valley, a game the Spinners lost 9-1 after Sanchez left with a 1-0 6 August starts, surrendered just 3 earned runs over 34.2 innings to go 2-1 with a 0.78 ERA, lowering his ERA to 1.77 from 2.59 and earning Red Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month honors...had consecutive 10-strikeout efforts August 21 at Tri-City and August 26 vs. New Jersey, when 10 of the 14 outs he recorded came by way of the K...was 1-1 with a 0.50 ERA (2 ER/35.2 IP) at LeLacheur Park and 2-3 with a 2.88 ERA (13 ER/40.2 IP) on the road...following the season, pitched for Magallanes of the Venezuelan Winter League.