Anibal Sanchez was pulled from his rehab start after 1 2/3 innings due to being hit in the left leg by a line drive. Sanchez was scheduled to throw 60 pitches for Single-A Lakeland, but was removed from the game for what is being termed precautionary measures.
After an initial scare, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports it does not appear Sanchez suffered a serious injury. Asked for comment, the Tigers have stated definitive news on any possible injury won't be known until tomorrow.
Sanchez has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 17 with a strained right shoulder. Earlier today, Jim Leyland informed the media he was anticipating the injured right-hander would just need one rehab appearance, fully expecting his next start would be for the Tigers.
There's been no word if tonight's early exit will require Sanchez to make a second rehab start, further delaying his return to the Tigers' rotation.