Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:18:11 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (groin) gave up just one hit in four innings in his spring debut Tuesday, March 11, while throwing 52 pitches. Verlander walked two and struck out two.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:04:14 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (groin) is not far behind other starting pitchers because of the bullpen sessions he has thrown, said manager Brad Ausmus. Verlander is slated to throw 50 to 55 pitches in his start Tuesday, March 11.
Fantasy Tip: If all goes off without a hitch, Verlander will continue his path of being ready for the start of the season.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:56:37 -0800
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (groin) is expected to make his spring debut Thursday, March 6, after going through a 30-pitch bullpen Sunday, March 2. "I think the feeling from the get-go was that, because of the type of shape he kept himself in, this was a guy that might have the ability to be back in time to start the regular season," manager Brad Ausmus said. "It seems like he's on track for that right now."
Fantasy Tip: We had a feeling that Verlander would be fine for the start of the regular season. If he can avoid any setbacks, he should be just fine. Verlander remains a fantasy ace and shouldn't be dropped on your draft boards.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:45:54 -0800
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (abdomen) threw 60 pitches off a mound Friday, Feb. 21, and he didn't suffer any setbacks. He'll throw again Monday, Feb. 24, and he could throw live batting practice for the first time. Verlander may be delayed in spring games by only one start, and he might not miss any regular season games if he stays on schedule.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 09:46:51 -0800
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (abdomen) threw 42 pitches during a bullpen session Saturday, Feb. 15, and did not appear to have any problems.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 13:21:16 -0800
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (abdominal) said he expects to make five spring training starts and be ready for Opening Day after having surgery on his core muscle this offseason. He called his injury "a blessing in disguise." "My goal now is the start of the season. Whether that's Game 1, I don't know. But I intend on being ready," he said. Verlander injured himself doing squats in December, and he likely would have missed two months if it had happened during the season.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:20:57 -0800
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (abdominal) threw 20 pitches off a mound Monday, Feb. 10, and said he felt good.
Fantasy Tip: It's a good sign that he's already back to throwing off a mound. We probably won't have a better read on whether he'll have to miss any regular season starts until spring training action kicks off, however.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:48:43 -0800
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (abdominal) is scheduled to play catch Monday, Jan. 27, less than three weeks after undergoing core muscle repair surgery.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:35:22 -0800
The Detroit Tigers aren't ruling out the possibility that SP Justin Verlander (abdominal) could miss the start of the regular season after undergoing surgery Jan. 9. The Tigers "fully anticipate Justin to participate in spring training and be in a position to compete at the beginning of the 2014 season," however. "He's doing great," general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "I'm not concerned for him being out an extended period. If he misses any time of the season, it would only be a very short time period. I'm not ready to say that he will. But he's doing very well."
Fantasy Tip: While Verlander could miss a start or two to begin the year, we doubt that that'll lower his price significantly in spring drafts. It's wise to monitor his progress, though, in case more setbacks arise.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:49:01 -0800
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski confirmed that SP Justin Verlander's (abdominal) injuries are "similar" to what 3B Miguel Cabrera dealt with this past season. Both players had the same surgeon.