Tigers P Sanchez leaves with blister vs Twins

The Associated Press
Tigers RHP Sanchez on DL with blister problem
A trainer checks the hand of Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez, center, during the third inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis, Saturday, April 26, 2014. Sanchez left the game with a blister. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez left in the third inning of Saturday's game at Minnesota with a right middle-finger blister.

Sanchez (0-2) had thrown 53 pitches through 2 2-3 innings without allowing a hit. He was in the middle of Brian Dozier's at-bat when catcher Bryan Holaday, head trainer Kevin Rand and pitching coach Jeff Jones visited the mound.

Shortly after being joined by manager Brad Ausmus, Rand and Sanchez walked off the field with the Tigers leading 2-0.

Newly recalled Jose Ortega, who arrived in the Twin Cities shortly before the game from Triple-A Toledo, replaced Sanchez.