Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:28:08 -0800
Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann is considered a candidate for an offseason contract extension, as he is just two years away from free agency. He is ninth in the majors in ERA and 13th in ERA-plus over the past three seasons. Looking at deals of comparable guys in comparable situations, Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander signed for five years and $80 million and Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez for five years and $78 million when each had two years of arbitration left entering the 2010 season.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 14:06:48 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said SP Anibal Sanchez will start Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Oct. 12, followed by SPs Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander and Doug Fister.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:51:12 -0700
The Detroit Tigers will use SP Justin Verlander as their starting pitcher in Game 5 of the American League Division Series Thursday, Oct. 10, against the Oakland Athletics after SP Max Scherzer was used in relief in Game 4.
Fantasy Tip: In three career playoff games against the A's, Verlander is 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA in 23 innings pitched with 33 strikeouts, including a shutout against Oakland last season in Game 5 of the ALDS.
Sun, 06 Oct 2013 11:11:54 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander struck out 11 batters over seven scoreless innings in Game 2 of the ALDS Saturday, Oct. 5, against the Oakland Athletics. He only allowed four hits and one walk but received a no-decision. Verlander had struggled in recent outings, having only recorded one win in his final 10 regular-season starts.
Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:25:07 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez needs six strikeouts Saturday, Sept. 28, in his start against the Miami Marlins to give him 200 strikeouts for the season, and to give the Tigers' staff three pitchers with at least 200 strikeouts, joining SPs Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:57:26 -0700
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland will use SP Anibal Sanchez Friday, July 19, against the Kansas City Royals to open the second half after the All-Star break. He will be followed by SP Justin Verlander (quadriceps) Saturday, July 20, and SP Doug Fister Sunday, July 21.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 17:54:44 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (quadriceps) carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his start Sunday, July 14, against the Texas Rangers. He eventually surrendered a two-out double to Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland, and left shortly thereafter due to tightness in his right quadriceps muscle. Verlander will travel to New York for this week's All-Star festivities, but he will not pitch in the game Tuesday, July 16, since he worked today. However, manager Jim Leyland has Verlander penciled in to start Saturday, July 20.
Fantasy Tip: All indications are that Verlander will not be forced to miss any time due to the injury, but stay tuned. With the All-Star break, an adjustment to the rotation could easily be made.
Sun, 14 Jul 2013 12:22:28 -0700
Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman has been named to the American League All-Star team. He replaces Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander, who will not pitch because he started against the Texas Rangers Sunday, July 14.
Sat, 06 Jul 2013 15:53:46 -0700
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz, Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil, Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon, Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale and RP Jesse Crain, Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish and RP Joe Nathan, Seattle Mariners SPs Felix Hernandez and Hisashi Iwakuma, Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins, New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera and Detroit Tigers SPs Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander have been named to the American League team for the 2013 All-Star Game. Buchholz and Crain will not be able to pitch in the game because of injuries.
Mon, 01 Jul 2013 11:07:01 -0700
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander thinks he has identified a problem with his mechanics that he hopes will help him turn things around. He currently is 8-5 with a 3.77 ERA and 114 strikeouts. "It's been a battle for me personally this year, mechanics-wise, to be able to repeat my delivery like I have in the past, but everything's healthy and I think I found something in my last bullpen session before my last start," Verlander said." A faulty shoulder angle has been to blame, said Verlander.