Posted July 23, 2012

Report: Tigers acquire Omar Infante, Anibal Sanchez from Marlins

MLB

The Detroit Tigers have traded for infielder Omar Infante and starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez of the Miami Marlins, reports FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi on Twitter.

Infante, a second baseman who can also play other positions, is hitting .287 this season. He was an All-Star with the Atlanta Braves in 2008.

Sanchez is 5-7 with a 3.94 ERA this year. His best season came as a rookie in 2006 when he went 10-3 with a 2.83 ERA.

The Tigers are reportedly giving up Jacob Turner, a top pitching prospect, in the deal.

Detroit is 1.5 games ahead of the Chicago White Sox in the AL Central and looking for help for the playoff push.