<
>

Anibal Sanchez making progress from triceps injury

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Detroit Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez resumed baseball activities on Monday, playing catch with pitching coach Rich Dubee before the team's morning workouts.

Sanchez, who last threw a bullpen session last Monday, is dealing with inflammation of the lower right triceps muscle.

He threw from 90 feet Monday and will need to progress to 120 feet before the Tigers return him to the mound. From all indications, however, Sanchez is making progress.

"Felt good. No issues," manager Brad Ausmus said. "He said he felt good. Dubee said the ball [was] coming out of his hand good."

The news is a positive development for Sanchez, who has battled injuries in recent years and had his 2015 season cut short with a right rotator cuff injury.

In other injury news, Tigers reliever Alex Wilson will take the next few days off because of shoulder soreness, according to Ausmus, though it is not considered to be a serious issue.

Wilson will not undergo any tests, but rather rest and hope to return to action soon.

"Rather than push it, [we're] just going to take a couple of days," Wilson said Monday morning in advance of the Tigers' first exhibition game of spring training, against Florida Southern College.

Wilson said he took some extended time off from throwing this offseason as a result of the fatigue he felt following his heavy 2015 workload. Once he started ramping up during his accelerated throwing program, he noticed some soreness in the back of the shoulder, but nothing that he is worried will become a serious setback.

"I think I'll be fine. Give it a week or whatever," Wilson predicted about how much time he'd need.