As if the Tigers needed any more bad news on the injury front, it is now being reported that both Anibal Sanchez and Joakim Soria are going on the disabled list.
Soria, Sanchez both to DL. Sanchez likely out 3-4 weeks with pectoral muscle strain, according to Dombrowski.— Jason Beck (@beckjason) August 10, 2014
Anibal Sanchez is expected to miss 3-4 weeks. Tigers will call up Robbie Ray on Wednesday to make start Wednesday.— James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) August 10, 2014
Joakim Soria today will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 10, 2014
With an offense currently struggling and a bullpen that is still having difficulty closing games effectively, the next few weeks will be a critical time period for the Tigers.
Aside from calling up Robbie Ray to start next week, the Tigers have announced nothing yet with regard to filling Soria's spot in the bullpen.
I suspect #Tigers will make both corresponding moves after today's game. My guesses: RHP Justin Miller and LHP Ian Krol.— James Schmehl (@jamesschmehl) August 10, 2014
#Tigers are going with six-man bullpen today, and Joe Nathan probably is unavailable. Good thing David Price likes to go eight innings.— Tony Paul (@TonyPaul1984) August 10, 2014