Marlins Trade Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to Tigers

Miami Marlins newsThe Detroit Tigers recently regained first place in the Central division of the American League and today they made a trade with the Miami Marlins to help them stay there.

The Tigers acquired Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante for pitching prospect Jacob Turner, and Rob Brantley and Brian Flynn.

The Tigers have been looking to add pitching to their rotation and Sanchez is a significant upgrade to their staff. Sanchez is 28 and be a free agent at the end of this year.

Sanchez has a 3.75 ERA over 132 career starts. This season he is pitching to a 3.94 ERA with a 110/33BB ratio in 121 innings.

Infante is expected to provide more offense at second base. The Tigers second baseman this season Ramon Santiago and Ryan Rayburn have a combined batting average of .201.

The Marlins and Tigers swapped competitive balance draft picks as part of the deal. SSanchez and fellow starter Josh Johnson have been rumored to be on the trading block