DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers have acquired second baseman Omar Infante and right-handed pitcher Anibal Sanchez from the Miami Marlins, in exchange for pitcher Jacob Turner.
The Tigers also shipped a pair of prospects to Miami. Catcher Rob Brantly and pitcher Brian Flynn will join Turner in the deal. The teams will also swap compensatory draft picks.
"The situation for us, we felt we were in a spot to address a couple positions in particular. We gave up a lot. We know that," Tigers President and General Manager Dave Dombrowski said.
Sanchez is 5-7 this season with a 3.94 ERA in 19 starts. He has thrown 110 strikeouts. He started 2011 with a 6-2 record before finishing 2-7. In 2006, he threw a no-hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Infante is a familiar face to Tigers fans. The second baseman played in Detroit from 2002-06. In 86 games this season, Infante is hitting .287 with eight home runs and 33 RBI.
"Right now it gives us the chance to win. In order to make the deal we had to give up what we gave up," Dombrowski explained.
Turner is coming off his first major league win. The former ninth-overall pick by the Tigers has long been regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in baseball. The 21-year old is 1-1 this season in three starts with a ballooned 8.03 ERA thanks to a seven-run, two inning outing against the Angels last week.
"You never want to trade a Jacob Turner. But we had needs we wanted to address," Dombrowski said.
Infante and Sanchez will join the Tigers Tuesday. The team will make a move on its active roster at that point.
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