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Tigers | Justin Verlander throws Wednesday

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 13:34:19 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) threw from 60 feet at 60% strength Wednesday, April 1, and he still has some lingering soreness in his right triceps. He could throw again Thursday, April 2, but he won't make a spring start Friday, April 3. The team wants him to make one more spring outing before making a regular season start, so his scheduled season debut next week is in question. Manager Brad Ausmus admits there's a chance Verlander will start on the disabled list, which would make him eligible to make his season debut April 12.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) looks like he will start the year on the disabled list and miss at least one start. His injury doesn't look serious, but it should persuade you to avoid the right-hander in daily lineups and at FantasyScore to start the season.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander won't throw Friday

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:08:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) will not pitch in a spring game Friday, April 3, which puts his season opener April 8 in doubt.

Fantasy Tip: It's looking increasingly likely that Verlander ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) will start the season on the disabled list and miss at least one scheduled start. That'll make him an option to avoid at FantasyScore, at least in the early going.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander to DL?

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:08:03 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) could start the season on the disabled list, as manager Brad Ausmus told media "if we have to use it we could" when discussing Verlander's injury.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($6,500 FantasyScore, 13% of cap) would likely have his stint back-dated, which means he might miss one turn at most before going back in. He's still a solid draft in most leagues, but keep an eye on the triceps discomfort if it continues.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander scratched Thursday

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:50:35 -0700

Updating previous reports, Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) will not make his spring start against the New York Yankees Thursday, April 2. Verlander said he remains sore Monday, March 30, after suffering from cramping in his right triceps muscle during his outing last Friday. SP Anibal Sanchez will likely be the team's No. 2 starter to open the season if Verlander is not ready. Verlander said he is day-to-day right now.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers will likely err on the side of cautious with Verlander ($6,500, 13.0% of cap), who dealt with injuries for much of last season, too. Consider him a shaky option at FantasyScore to start the season if he's skipped, but Verlander could be a nice matchup play in 2015.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander unlikely for Thursday

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:57:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) is not throwing Monday, March 30, and it looks like he won't make his spring start Thursday, April 2. Verlander said he currently is day-to-day to see when he throws again.

Fantasy Tip: It's becoming increasingly likely that Verlander ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) won't make his first start of the regular season, even though his injury isn't believed to be very serious. The injury so close to the regular season won't make him an attractive option at FantasyScore in his first start, either.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander could be pushed back

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:13:56 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) could have his first scheduled start of the season April 8 pushed back to April 12 against the Cleveland Indians, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Verlander's injury is being described as a triceps cramp, but the team hasn't ruled out that it could have been a strain. Verlander doesn't seem very concerned about his injury.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander's ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) injury doesn't seem to be very serious at all, and worst-case scenario right now is that he has his first start of the season skipped. Because of the injury and his very mediocre spring stats, most owners at FantasyScore will likely want to avoid his first start of the 2015 season.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander throws Sunday

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 08:56:55 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) threw light toss Sunday, March 29, according to manager Brad Ausmus. Ausmus said Verlander's triceps is still a little tight but not too bad. Verlander is still scheduled to start Thursday, April 2, at this time.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) is trying to work his way through the injury, so owners should continue to monitor the situation. Verlander does not appear to be dealing with a serious injury but he could miss a start or two if it lingers. Owners on FantasyScore may want to avoid him until his status is known.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander not concerned

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 09:02:11 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) will not do any throwing Saturday, March 28, but said he is not very concerned about the cramping in his triceps. Verlander did not have to undergo an MRI on his triceps and believes he will make his next spring training start. He did say his triceps was still sore Saturday.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation to see if the injury becomes a lingering problem. Verlander ($6,500, 13.0% of cap) had a down year in 2014 with a 4.54 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP. Owners on FantasyScore may want to see how he pitches in his first few starts before considering him for their lineup.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander leaves early

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 11:24:24 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (triceps) left his spring start early with a cramp in his right triceps muscle Friday, March 27, but he isn't expected to miss his next start.

Fantasy Tip: The Tigers were likely being cautious with Verlander, who wasn't healthy at all for much of the 2014 season. His velocity was up Friday in his outing, which is an encouraging sign that he could rebound from his poor 2014. Many will likely be scared off by Verlander, meaning he could be a bargain in the later rounds of drafts.

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Tigers | Justin Verlander's velocity up

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:42:18 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander was hitting 95-96 mph regularly with his fastball in the first inning of his outing Friday, March 27.

Fantasy Tip: It's a good sign for Verlander, who wasn't healthy last spring and for much of the 2014 season. A healthy core should go a long way in keeping his fastball strong this year. However, his spring results haven't been impressive. He'll continue to come at a bargain in the later rounds of mixed league drafts, and he's worth taking a chance on to round out your staff.

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