That good news did not come.
Anibal Sanchez and Joakim Soria both placed on DL. #Tigers will need to make corresponding moves.
— James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) August 10, 2014
It appears that Sanchez is worse off and could miss upwards of 3 to 4 weeks with a pectoral muscle strain. According to Schmehl, Robbie Ray will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to take his spot.
According to MLB.com beat writer, Jason Beck, Soria thought he needed a day or two off, but was unsure if he needed to be placed on the DL.
Joakim Soria said he felt strain in left side on last pitch of 9th, thought he could pitch thru it but realized on warmup pitch he couldn’t.
— Jason Beck (@beckjason) August 10, 2014
Soria pointed to oblique area when describing injury. Not sure if he’s headed to DL, but he said it’s definitely more than a day or two. — Jason Beck (@beckjason) August 10, 2014
Soria’s placement on the DL means the Tigers’ bullpen will be shorthanded today. With Joe Nathan‘s long outings the last two days, it is almost a certainly he will be unavailable today, which means only Joba Chamberlain, who allowed Toronto’s walk-off on Saturday, will be available as a back-end option.
For a struggling team, now holding on to first place by a very thin margin, this is not good news at all.