The Detroit Tigers will have their pitching depth tested for at least a little bit longer now that Anibal Sanchez is dealing with a setback in his recovery from a right pectoral strain. Sanchez said he was feeling better Tuesday, but he experienced pain while throwing Monday. Manager Brad Ausmus said Sanchez will not be able to return for Saturday's doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox. ''With the situation we are (in) right now, of course I'm concerned,'' Sanchez said.
Major League Baseball on Tuesday denied a protest filed by the Tampa Bay Rays last weekend in Toronto. Executive Vice President for Baseball Operations Joe Torre made the ruling, which stemmed from a play disputed by Rays manager Joe Maddon in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Blue Jays in 10 innings. Wil Myers was called safe at first base on a pickoff throw by Toronto pitcher Mark Buehrle.