Monday, October 29, 2012

Anibal Sanchez Could Return To Sox In 2013

Return To Sox Organization?
In 2005, the Red Sox made a deal with the (then) Florida Marlins that sent their stud shortstop prospect—Hanley Ramirez—south for Josh Beckett and Mike Lowell. One of the other guys in the deal was Anibal Sanchez. The 28-year old right-hander never actually pitched for the Red Sox, and was a .500 hurler in South Florida over seven seasons (44-45). On July 23rd he was traded to the Tigers, and was again so-so for the balance of the year (4-6, 3.74). But in the post-season he started three games and logged a 1.77 ERA. He pitched a total of 20 1/3 innings, gave up only 14 hits and struck out 18. With the Red Sox needing at least one more quality starter in the rotation, Sanchez might be an option cheaper than Greinke, Kuroda or Lohse.