Justin Verlander RUMORS & NEWS

  • Verlander had no issue with Dyson bunt that ended perfect game

    Michigan Live "Justin Verlander was throwing a perfect game. Then Jarrod Dyson laid down the perfect bunt. And thus the potential violation of one of baseball's unlimited number of unwritten rules, albeit this was only in the sixth inning. You do not bunt to break up a no-hitter. Except Verlander --..." June 22

  • Justin Verlander thinks the baseballs are juiced and sign-stealing lengthens games

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was seated at a card table in the middle of the visitors’ clubhouse at Safeco Field. His eyes were riveted to his phone. “Are people talking about this?” he asked to no one in particular. He turned to a group of reporters in the clubhouse: “Are people..." June 20

  • Justin Verlander not expected to miss time after tweaking his groin

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday Tigers ace Justin Verlander was removed from his start due to right groin tightness. The move was precautionary, but the team decided to give him an MRI just to be on the safe side. The team got some good news today: MRI results showed no structural damage and he is not expected to..." June 05

  • Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander leaves with 'tight right groin'

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander’s day at Comerica Park was short. It was littered with control issues and foul balls, a couple of runs and the most ominous sign of all: Mound visits from Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and head trainer Kevin Rand. Verlander didn’t look like his normal self, not at all...." June 04

  • Justin Verlander makes light of pitch-tipping talk with tweet

    ESPN "Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander apparently isn't worried he might be tipping his pitches. The right-hander tweeted "working on my tipping" Monday with a GIF of himself drinking a beer in a pool. Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in the Indians' 13-6 win over..." April 18

  • Tigers concerned Justin Verlander is tipping pitches

    MLB.com "When Carlos Santana sent Justin Verlander's first-pitch curveball into the right-field seats Saturday, he passed former Indians and White Sox great Jim Thome for the most home runs against Verlander, who was asked about the comparison. "Pretty similar," Verlander said. "I either strike him out..." April 17

  • Justin Verlander tells worried Tigers fans that spring training doesn’t mean (expletive)

    Fox Sports "The Detroit Tigers aren’t having the most statistically impressive spring thus far. But they are far less concerned about their 3-10 record than some of their fans are. After Tuesday’s loss – Detroit’s seventh in eight Grapefruit League games this month – ace Justin Verlander channeled Packers..." March 08

  • The Dodgers asked the Tigers about Justin Verlander this offseason

    Hardball Talk "File this under “man, that would’ve been cool.” Or, if you’re a Tigers fan, file it under “man, that would’ve signaled several years of misery.” However you fall on the matter, however, know that, according to Jon Heyman, the Dodgers inquired about trading for Justin Verlander over the..." February 24

  • Justin Verlander says the AL and NL should have the same rules, would ditch DH

    CBS Sports "Those approaching hoof-beats? They belong to This, Our Baseball, and any time baseball is the matter at hand we’re honor-bound to thunder about the designated hitter. CBS Sports has learned that the AL uses the DH and the NL doesn’t, and that this has been the case since 1973. This stark..." February 23

  • Kate Upton: No sex with Justin Verlander before games

    Sporting News "Kate Upton has revealed Justin Verlander's strict rules for sex. During an appearance on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday night, the engaged model apparently didn't mind sharing intimate information about her relationship with the Detroit Tigers pitcher. "There's no sex before..." February 23

  • Brad Ausmus announces Justin Verlander will be Tigers Opening Day starter

    Detroit Sports Nation "On Saturday at TigerFest, manager Brad Ausmus announced that Justin Verlander will be the Detroit Tigers Opening Day starting pitcher. The Tigers first game will be played on April 3rd in Chicago against the White Sox. Ausmus said the rest of the rotation was yet to be determined. Verlander..." January 21

  • Verlander relieved Tigers didn't make major roster changes

    ESPN "Justin Verlander says he's happy rumors of a big Detroit Tigers selloff this offseason proved just that -- rumors. The Tigers ace, in an interview with MLB Network Radio on Friday, says he's happy Detroit has held on to its key players entering the 2017 season. "It would have been upsetting..." January 13

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