Tigers option RHP Anibal Sanchez to Triple-A Toledo

Detroit Tigers right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez has been optioned to Triple-A Toledo, manager Brad Ausmus announced Monday.

Ausmus said Sanchez made the decision to go to the minors in an attempt to become a starter again.

The 33-year-old Sanchez is in the last year of a five-year, $80 million deal.

Sanchez has a 9.00 ERA in 11 appearances over 21 innings. Since the start of the 2015 season, he has given up 68 home runs.