Drew Smyly seems to have gotten less from the off days which were scheduled around the two series game in Chicago next week because he was placed back at the bullpen. At the moment, this might be the only reason why the Tigers don’t have to plummet to Triple-A for the starting pitch and this might carry on for a while. Meanwhile, the Tigers have placed Anibal Sanchez on the disabled list for 15 days after he injured his right hand middle finger after they had lost to the Minnesota Twins. Soon after the game, Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said that "The question is do we have enough time for it to heal. We can only push him back so far."
The realization hit soon that there certainly wasn’t enough time to heal because the Tigers waited not even for a second to place out the disabled list. Anibal Sanchez was supposed to start on Friday against the Kansas City Royals on an extra day’s rest and Symly on the other hand was supposed to start on Saturday or Sunday against the Royals. Though Smyly was supposed to skip on the rotation but due to the off days, the Tigers are going to insert him right back in the rotation. For the time being, Anibal Sanchez seems to be doing not so well and his blister according to him is one the worst he has ever seen. "It looked nasty," Ausmus said. "It really did. As soon as I went out there and saw it, I was caught between throwing up and pulling him out of the game. It looked gross."