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Tigers get Infante and Sanchez from the Marlins for Turner and prospects

By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer

The Detroit Tigers made a big trade for the stretch run.

The Tigers acquired second baseman Omar Infante and right-hand pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins. In return, the Marlins received right-hand pitcher Jacob Turner and two minor league prospects.

“We gave up a lot,” Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said. “It hurts to do what we did.”

The Tigers and Marlins also elected to exchanged 2013 draft picks. Catcher Rob Brantley and left-hand pitcher Brian Flynn are reportedly apart of the deal.

The Tigers are continuing to show that they want to win now after signing Prince Fielder in the off-season. The Tigers currently have a 1 1/2 games lead over the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central standings.

Turner won his first major league game on Sunday. Sanchez was 5-7 in the National League with a 3.94 ERA.

“Jacob Turner is very well known throughout the game, one of the top prospects,” Marlins President Larry Beinfest said. “We’ve known about him for quite some time and watched him of late. This is a tough get, to get a major league-ready starter is probably the toughest thing to acquire in the game.”

Infante would be returning to the Tigers, where he played from 2002 to 2007 and had a .287 batting average with 10 stolen bases this season.

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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher for The Capital Sports Report. He has covered local and national events, including numerous Heisman Trophy ceremonies, two Little League World Series, and the Army-Navy college football game.