The Detroit Tigers placed right-handed starter Anibal Sanchez and catcher Alex Avila on the 15-day disabled list Monday. Sanchez, who has a shoulder strain in his throwing arm, is 6-5 with a 2.76 ERA. Avila was injured Sunday when he was hit on his left forearm by a pitch. The club recalled outfielder Avisail Garcia and catcher Bryan Holaday from Class AAA Toledo. Sanchez's spot in the rotation will be taken by Jose Alvarez, perhaps for two starts.
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