Report: Cubs Agree to Terms on a Five-Year Contract with Anibal Sanchez

According to multiple reports, the Cubs have agreed to terms on a five-year, $75 million contract with Anibal Sanchez.

Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cubs were in serious discussions with Sanchez just prior to reports stating the deal was done. According to Bob Nightengale, the Cubs are still working out the details and Sanchez still has to pass a physical.

UpdateAccording to Jon Heyman, Sanchez’s agent is still talking to other teams. Gene Mato is telling Heyman that the deal is not done and other teams are in the mix.

Updated 5:10pm CSTJon Heyman and Jon Paul Morosi are reporting that Sanchez and the Cubs deal is not done … Stay Tuned.

Updated 5:26pm CSTFrom David Kaplan – After talking w/some very good sources it appears Cubs deal with Sanchez is not yet done. Tigers still in play but Cubs trying to finalize. Cubs told another agent for a free agent pitcher they were down the road with Sanchez and would call if they lost out. Agent hasn’t heard back.

Updated 10:46pm CSTAccording to Bob Nightengale, there will be no decision tonight by Sanchez, as talks with Cubs and Tigers continue in morning.

Anibal Sanchez was a combined 9-13 in 31 starts for the Marlins and Tigers last season. Sanchez took a step forward in his development during his time with the Tigers at the end of the season. The 28-year old right-hander (February 27, 1984) posted a 3.86 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP last season.

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