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