Justin Verlander 35 | Pitcher

Detroit Tigers

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Tue. Aug 19, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Verlander (shoulder) played catch for approximately 10 minutes from 60 feet Tuesday, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports. Speaking of the session, Verlander said, "Definitely felt a whole lot better. There wasn't that can't-get-loose feeling. Arm felt loose and felt good." Impact: With the hope that he'll return Friday in Minnesota, the throwing session effectively doubled as a bullpen session. Expect him to fit in a bit more activity before week's end, but his first appearance since Aug. 11 will likely include a capped pitch count, which has yet to be released.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Verlander (shoulder) hopes to start next Friday at the Twins, the Associated Press reports. Impact: Verlander was diagnosed with shoulder inflammation after leaving his last start with soreness after one inning. He isn't scheduled to pick up a baseball until Tuesday, when he will try some short tossing. Manager Brad Ausmus said Verlander's schedule will be based entirely on how he feels then, but the goal is for him to start next Friday.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 12, 2014
News: Verlander was diagnosed Tuesday with inflammation in multiple places in his right shoulder, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports. Speaking to Jason Beck of MLB.com, manager Brad Ausmus said, "There was no major structural damage. At this point, we don't expect him to go on the DL." Impact: Although Verlander will miss one start, at least, that sound you hear is a sigh of relief from his owners. Robbie Ray figures to handle Verlander's spot in the rotation Sunday against the Mariners.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: Verlander has inflammation in his right shoulder. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says an MRI on Verlander's shoulder revealed no structural damage but the Cy Young winner will likely miss at least one start for the slumping Tigers. Impact: Verlander left Monday night's 11-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates after giving up five runs in one inning. He complained of discomfort in the shoulder but Ausmus stressed the initial plan for Verlander is rest and not surgery. (STATS, 11:28pm)
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: Verlander is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his sore shoulder Tuesday, Chris Lott of MLive.com reports. Impact: Verlander, who lasted just one inning in his start Monday, was pulled after allowing five earned runs and throwing just 40 total pitches. The news is a bit concerning, as it's the first injury-related MRI he'll undergo in his career. The heavy innings totals over the years may finally be starting to take their toll on the right-hander. More information should be released once the Tigers receive the results.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 11, 2014
News: Verlander left Monday's game with right shoulder soreness and will be further evaluated Tuesday. Impact: Verlander lasted just one inning, giving up five runs (four earned) on four hits and two walks, before getting pulled after throwing 40 pitches. It wouldn't be surprising to hear that he has a shoulder injury, given the mileage on his arm (200-plus innings every year since 2007). The blow would be lessened for owners this season, as it's been the worst of his career. He now has a 4.76 ERA, which is among the 10 worst in baseball among qualified starters. We should know more about the severity of the injury Tuesday.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 6, 2014
News: Verlander (10-10) allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees. Impact: Verlander recorded his fourth straight quality start, but emerges from that stretch with just a 2-2 record. He allowed two solo home runs in this one off the bats of Chase Headley and Brian McCann, and that proved to be the difference, as his Tigers were only able to muster one run of support. Despite the tough-luck loss, Verlander should be confident in his recent performance entering his next start Monday against the Pirates. He'll then face the Mariners in the second game of his two-start week.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 2, 2014
News: Verlander equaled his longest outing of the season, pitching eight solid innings to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night. Impact: A day after the AL Central-leading Tigers added star left-hander David Price to their rotation, Verlander (10-9) showed signs that he might be rounding into form. He allowed two runs and eight hits, striking out five without a walk. The right-hander lowered his ERA to 4.66. (STATS, 5:12pm)
Justin Verlander
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 225  Age: 31
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 2/20/1983, Manakin-Sabot, Virginia
College: Old Dominion
Debut: 2005
Salary: $20,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury