Miami, FL – The Detroit Tigers have acquired second baseman Omar Infante and pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins in exchange for highly-touted pitching prospect Jacob Turner on Monday.
Miami also landed catching prospect Rob Brantly and pitcher Brian Flynn in the deal. In addition, the teams swapped their 2013 Competitive Balance draft selections.
Sanchez, 28, is 5-7 with a 3.94 earned run average this season and has spent his entire seven-year MLB career with the Marlins, sporting a 3.75 career ERA.
Infante, 30, is headed back to the Motor City after playing for the Tigers from 2002-2007. This season, he is hitting .287 with eight home runs and 33 RBI.
Turner, 21, was selected ninth overall by the Tigers in 2009 and made his major league debut on July 30, 2011. In three starts this season, the young righty is 1-1 with an 8.03 ERA.