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Anibal Sanchez released by Twins after three weeks with team

The Minnesota Twins released veteran right-hander Anibal Sanchez on Sunday to create a roster spot for Lance Lynn, who agreed to a deal with the club Saturday.

Lynn's deal is for one year and $12 million.

Sanchez had agreed to a one-year deal with the Twins last month.

He has a 90-94 record and 4.09 ERA over 12 seasons with the Miami Marlins and Detroit Tigers.

Sanchez pitched a no-hitter as a rookie with the Marlins on Sept. 6, 2006, and led the American League with a 2.57 ERA in 2013 with the Tigers.

But he had a 6.41 ERA last season in 105 ⅓ innings, and the Tigers declined his option, making him a free agent.