Before the 2018 season, Aníbal Sánchez' career looked pretty much over as he was signed for the Minnesota Twins during February, but little less than a month later he was released. It looked like the end for him at this point, but in the Atlanta Braves gave him another shot at the Major Leagues and he delivered.
The 34-year-old Venezuelan had a pretty decent campaign, with a record 7-6 record, a 2.83 ERA and 135 strikeouts over 136.2 innings pitched, Sánchez looked like a fine pitcher he was during most of his career.
And because of this, now Sánchez is planning to play several years more and hopes to do it for the Atlanta Braves, as he told Gabe Burns of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
The past offseason was crazy for free agency. I have that on my mind, so I don’t want to have any pressure when I have to sign. But I’m happy with what I’ve done this year. Now is a time for family and to think of everything I’ve done, then prepare for next year.
Before this season, Sánchez played for 5 years for the Detroit Tigers and previously, he played from 2006 to 2012 for the Miami Marlins.