"Today will be different than tomorrow," manager Brad Ausmus said before the game was cancelled. "Tomorrow will be less. Tomorrow will be like 50 [pitches]. Today would be 80 to 85."
Sanchez finished the exhibition season with an 0-0 record and a 3.00 ERA. He made three starts and limited hitters to a .229 average.
He's coming off a solid 2013 season, his first with the Tigers. He recorded a career-best 14 wins and tied another career high with 202 strikeouts. He also led the American League with a 2.57 ERA.
The Tigers open the season on Monday vs. the Royals, with Justin Verlander on the mound.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.