Anibal Alejandro Sánchez Jr. is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball.
His Spanish name is pronounced [anial santes], and he was born on February 27, 1984. It was with the Florida/Miami Marlins in 2006 when he made his debut in Major League Baseball.
He has previously played for the Detroit Tigers and the Atlanta Braves. Sanchez threw a perfect game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 6, 2006, which was the 13th start of his career in the Major Leagues.
In 2001, the Boston Red Sox decided to take a chance on Sánchez and sign him as an international free agent. After two seasons of competing in the Venezuelan Summer League,
he ended up sustaining an elbow injury that forced him to have surgery to reposition the ligament in his elbow. The Boston Red Sox sent him to the Florida Marlins at the close of the 2005 season as part of a package deal that also included Hanley Ramirez,
Jess Delgado and Harvey Garca. Along with Omar Infante, he was sent to the Detroit Tigers in 2012 as part of a deal that also included Jacob Turner, Rob Brantly, Brian Flynn, and a draft selection.
How Much Does Aníbal Sánchez Make?
His annual compensation is around $2,000,000 on average. Sanchez will receive a total income of $2,000,000 in 2022, comprised of a base salary of $2,000,000 and a total salary of $2,000,000.