Sanchez feeling better, Alex Wilson shut down
Lakeland, Fla. – A little good news and bad news from Tigers camp early Monday.
The good: Right-hander Anibal Sanchez threw comfortably from 90 feet.
“Sanchy said he felt good,” manager Brad Ausmus said. “(Pitching coach Rich) Dubee said the ball was coming out of his hands good.”
It was the first time Sanchez had thrown since last Monday when he felt soreness in his right triceps, which an MRI showed to be inflammation.
“If he comes back with no problems tomorrow, he will go back out to 90 feet followed by 120 feet, assuming he had no issues at 90,” Ausmus said.
Ausmus said Sanchez will have to throw comfortably from 120 feet before throwing a bullpen. If all goes well, he could be ready to start a spring game as early as Sunday.
Now for bad news: Reliever Alex Wilson will not throw for at least two days after feeling some soreness in his right shoulder.
“We are being cautious because it’s the same shoulder that was a little bit sore and bothered him at the end of last year,” Ausmus said. “And the fact it’s this early in the spring, there’s no reason to rush him. You force him to battle through it and all of a sudden he’s out to June.”
Wilson said this is a completely different type of soreness than what he felt last season. He said it was muscle fatigue in the back of his shoulder. Asked his concern level, he said,