Tigers prospect Humberto Sanchez will not start for Triple-A Toledo tonight against Durham because of a health reason, according to president and general manager Dave Dombrowski.
The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Sanchez started and pitched one perfect inning for the World team in the All-Star Futures Game on July 9, and was the headline player the Washington Nationals requested in a possible trade of Alfonso Soriano earlier this month.
Sanchez, 23, is 5-3 with a 3.61 ERA in 47 1/3 innings this season for Toledo, but has lost his past two starts. He lasted 4 2/3 innings July 14, giving up seven hits and six earned runs in a 14-2 loss to Scranton. And in a 6-3 loss to Pawtucket on July 19, he gave up six hits and four earned runs in five innings.
Maybe this is because of an imminent trade involving Sanchez??? Or maybe it's just because of "health reasons" like the story says!!