Apr 26, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez (19) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Tigers place Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list

The Detroit Tigers are currently in first place in the American League Central with a 12-9 record. They are currently a game up on the Minnesota Twins who sit in second place with a 12-11 record.

Detroit lost to the Twins today by the score of 3-5, a start that right-handed starter Anibal Sanchez had to leave after two and two-thirds of work. Sanchez didn’t allow a hit, but recorded two walks and strikeouts. Sanchez was removed from the ball game because of a nasty blister on his right middle finger and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

The Tigers will need to find someone who can fill in for his next start on May 6 but the veteran righty should be able to return to the starting rotation once his time on the disabled list is up. With Sanchez heading to the disabled list, the Tigers have called up right-handed relief pitcher Justin Miller from Triple-A Toledo.

Miller will be working his second stint with the big league team as he posted a 1.69 ERA in five and one-third innings earlier in the month.

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