Good news for Justin Verlander. No setbacks in his latest bullpen session today and will make his first start this spring Thursday.
Next step for Justin Verlander is another live BP session Thursday. Next step after that is Grapefruit League game.
Detroit Free Press "In these days before the exhibition games, the Detroit Tigers do almost all of their work on the four fields of the minor-league complex. But the most interesting stuff the Tigers did Friday occurred just outside the clubhouse door around 9 a.m. at their big-league field, Marchant Stadium, before..." February 22
Hardball Talk "There had been some worry that Justin Verlander wouldn’t be ready for Opening Day following surgery to repair a torn “core muscle” in mid-January, but he threw for the first time last week and advanced to throwing a 54-pitch bullpen session yesterday. Manager Brad Ausmus seemed pleased with how..." February 19
SB Nation "Detroit Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones says ace pitcher Justin Verlander is "way ahead of schedule" in his return from offseason muscle repair surgery, reports George Sippel of the Detroit Free Press. Verlander suffered the injury while doing squats in December. Though he originally believed..." February 11
Justin Verlander threw 20 pitches off a mound Monday. Said it went very well. He feels good.
Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski allowed for the possibility that right-hander Justin Verlander won't be ready to pitch at the start of the 2014 season. Verlander had surgery to repair a core muscle two weeks ago and, at the time, the Tigers attempted to be optimistic that it..." January 25
Detroit News "Maybe Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are not an item, after all. At least that’s what E! News is reporting -- exclusively! The supermodel and Tigers pitcher were photographed together Saturday during an NHL Flyers game -- Verlander’s core muscle repair surgery took place in Philadelphia --..." January 17
Michigan Live "Jim Leyland's advice to Justin Verlander was simple: Don't rush it. Last week, Verlander had a surgery to repair a core muscle, which is likely to keep the Detroit Tigers right-hander out of the early parts of spring training. Verlander's expected to be fully recovered by Opening Day, and..." January 15
CBSSports.com "Justin Verlander underwent successful core muscle repair surgery on Thursday, the Tigers announced. He suffered the injury during an offseason workout last month. The team says he will rehab for the next six weeks and then be re-evaluated. “We fully anticipate Justin to participate in spring..." January 10
Justin Verlander underwent successful core muscle repair surgery this morning. #Tigers
Detroit News "It looks dire sure. One slugger is ailing the other is flailing. The Tigers are back in frightful Fenway Park with their season in peril down 3-2 and that would be enough to shake any team. Shaken? Yes. But also stirred? In the immediate aftermath of their 4-3 loss to the Red Sox in Game 5 amid..." October 19
CBSSports.com "After walking David Ortiz to lead off the second inning Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander tied a postseason record by striking out the next six batters he faced. It could have been seven straight had Shane Victorino not popped up to foul territory in a 1-1 count to leadoff the fourth. The..." October 16
Michigan Live "Max Scherzer put together a season that will likely end with him winning the Cy Young Award. Anibal Sanchez had the lowest ERA in the American League during the regular season and will appear on some Cy Young ballots. Detroit Tigers fans were pleased with the season Doug Fister put together...." October 11
Detroit Free Press "Tigers’ manager Jim Leyland was asked before the American League Division Series finale which pitchers were available in his bullpen. “Verlander” Leyland answered. He wasn’t kidding. Justin Verlander put on another pristine playoff performance blanking the Oakland A’s over eight innings..." October 11
Game 5 will be in Oakland on Thursday. Verlander vs. ?
There is a possibility that Max Scherzer could appear in Game 4. If he does then Justin Verlander would start Game 5.
Max Scherezer will start Game 1 for the #Tigers. He will be followed by Verlander Sanchez and Fister.
CSN Bay Area "There is a fascinating decision awaiting the Detroit Tigers the A’s possible first-round playoff opponent. Should they start former Cy Young winner and Most Valuable Player Justin Verlander in Game 1 or go with 21-game winner Max Scherzer who’s had the best 2013 season of any Tigers..." September 27
CBSSports.com "Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander has committed $1 million of his own money to launch a charitable initiative with the Detroit Tigers Foundation the club announced Wednesday. Verlander's venture is called The Wins and Warriors initiative which will support mental health and emotional..." August 28
Sporting News "The Tigers' Justin Verlander is having his worst statistical season in five years and former Detroit ace Denny McLain thinks he knows what's wrong. “Right now his head is moving a great deal when he pitches” McLain told the Detroit News. “That is like a golf swing. When your head is moving..." August 28
Bless You Boys "The Tigers' ace replied strongly to accusations of PED use by former big league player Jack Clark hinting at legal action. Jack Clark former MLB first baseman and current St. Louis sports talk radio host accused Justin Verlander of using PED's (Albert Pujols as well). Clark's evidence..." August 10
Detroit Free Press "As if 10 wins in a row isn’t exciting enough... As if having Don Kelly star again in “Mastering Masterson” — this time with a three-run home run — isn’t exciting enough... As if taking a five-game lead on the Indians in the American League Central isn’t exciting enough... Justin Verlander..." August 07
Justin Verlander on track to start Saturday. Tight right quad "doesn't appear to be" an issue, Jim Leyland said.
Detroit News "There it was, another dramatic flash of possibility. We saw it again from Justin Verlander, and we see it occasionally and emphatically from the Tigers. Six Tigers will be in New York for the All-Star Game, more than any other team. And because he won’t be able to pitch on short rest, Verlander..." July 15
Hardball Talk "Justin Verlander brought a no-hit bid against the Rangers into the seventh inning, getting two quick outs on fly balls before Mitch Moreland doubled to center. He retired Elvis Andrus on a pop-up to end the inning, and as it would turn out, his afternoon. Verlander left with tightness in his right..." July 14
Detroit Free Press "Tigers manager Jim Leyland entered Sunday’s game hoping to use only three pitchers. Leyland didn’t want to use anyone other than Justin Verlander, Drew Smyly and Joaquin Benoit. Those three were all the Tigers needed, although it didn’t go exactly as planned in a 7-5 victory over the Boston Red..." June 24
Detroit News "No way you saw this twist coming. The Tigers won again with — (dramatic pause) —their bullpen. And that helped them overcome another wobbly outing from —(dramatic pause) — Justin Verlander. The only thing that makes sense about the Tigers these days is that they’re in first place. Oh, and their..." June 24
Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander won't know if he'll be invited to his sixth All-Star Game until the rosters are unveiled July 6. But even if he's extended an invitation, he likely won't be able to pitch. Manager Jim Leyland confirmed early Sunday that Verlander is tentatively scheduled to..." June 23
CBSSports.com "For a good two years now, Justin Verlander has been the best pitcher in the world. He won both the AL Cy Young and MVP awards in 2011, becoming the first pitch to do so since Roger Clemens in 1986. The FanGraphs version of WAR says he was even better in 2012 (7.0) than 2011 (6.8) despite the lack..." June 19
Michigan Live "It's commonly referred to as the "Handshake of Doom" by members of the media. Tigers ace Justin Verlander tried to avoid it Friday night. Tigers manager Jim Leyland wouldn't let him. First, a bit of background: Leyland will typically greet his starting pitchers at the steps of the dugout..." June 08
Detroit News "Alex Avila walked away shaking his head. Smiling, but shaking his head. Justin Verlander's batting-practice power was not a subject he wanted anything to do with. "Some guys get upset because I have more pop than they do," countered a kidding Verlander. Manager Jim Leyland wasn't even..." June 01
Detroit Free Press "Not too bad this time, Justin Verlander. The Detroit Tigers ace posted his first quality start in his past four outings, giving up just three runs in seven innings while striking out 13, as the Detroit Tigers open their 2-game home series vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 6-5 win on Memorial..." May 28
Fox Sports Detroit "Justin Verlander knows what’s wrong with Justin Verlander. “Tinkering,” he told me, “is what I would call it.” Of course. Tinkering. In his last three starts, Verlander has allowed 16 earned runs over 12-2/3 innings. Fans, scouts and opposing hitters would choose a different participle:..." May 26
Detroit News "When Justin Verlander struggled in unprecedented ways during his last start — namely, that seven-run third inning in Texas — he said he intended to fix the problem by getting back to basics. His first start since then is here — Wednesday night against the Indians at Progressive Field. So,..." May 22
Detroit News "Day One of the solution was, as you might expect, quiet. In fact, if the stats weren't available to indicate just how much Justin Verlander has struggled in his last two starts, (7.2 innings, 12 hits, 11 earned runs, and seven walks), you might have thought there was nothing from which to..." May 18
Detroit News "Justin Verlander hasn't been himself in his last two starts. Should you worry? Of course, you should. But choose the right reason to do it. Let's discard this reason first: His health. Verlander is not hurt. His arm isn't sore. He said Thursday night, after his abysmal outing, he's been..." May 18
Detroit News "For a while, questions will outnumber answers. That's what happens when your ace, your All-Star, your Justin Verlander has one of the worst starts — not to mention, the worst inning — of his career. As he had Thursday night in the Tigers' 10-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. What's wrong? Is..." May 17
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The ballyhooed Justin Verlander-Yu Darvish matchup Thursday night looked nothing like a duel between two anticipated Cy Young contenders. Instead, the opener of the four-game weekend series between the Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers resembled a Willie Blair-Mark Clark from 1999. Except..." May 17
Detroit News "The Tigers four-game weekend series against the Rangers is a matchup of first-place teams. And fittingly, the opener features two of the premier pitchers — Tigers ace Justin Verlander (4-3, 1.93 ERA), who has led the American League in strikeouts three of the past four seasons, against Rangers..." May 16
Michigan Live "Our weekly look at the Detroit Tigers: Who's hot: Jhonny Peralta struggled through a sub-par season in 2012. But with the 2013 season nearing its one-quarter mark, Peralta is hitting .315 and has helped stretch out the lineup for the Tigers. Peralta is hitting .382 (13-for-34) with one home..." May 13
Detroit News "It used to be, when Justin Verlander pitched, nothing else mattered. It was gasp, gasp, gasp, gas, gas, gas. The power display was awe-inspiring, easily the main attraction. Verlander remains fully capable of eliciting awe, don't worry about that. But power is on display just about every night..." May 01
Detroit News "Something's wrong with Justin Verlander? Something knocked him out of the game early? What is it? How much time is he going to miss? Relax. The Tigers weren't even entirely sure what to call it. Maybe a blister. Maybe cracked skin. That's what they eventually went with, "cracked skin on..." April 26
Verlander left with cracked skin on right thumb, #Tigers announce. Day-to-day.
New York Post "Can a game be labeled big without a week of the schedule complete? In the Yankees’ case there was no other way to view yesterday’s 7-0 victory over the Tigers in front of 39,829 at Comerica Park. Sure, they downplayed the significance of a win on April 7 because that’s how managers and..." April 08
Detroit News "On his sixth try, Justin Verlander got his first Opening Day victory for the Tigers in Monday's 4-2 decision over the Twins. But it was a strange one. It was strange because Verlander was out of the game after five innings. Manager Jim Leyland said the pitch count for Verlander would have..." April 02
Detroit News "It was seven springs ago, in 2006, when a new Tigers manager decided to roll with Justin Verlander as part of Detroit's revamped baseball cast. Jim Leyland had it right. His kid right-hander grew into a man now considered the top pitcher in baseball, with a paycheck to match, after Verlander on..." March 30
Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander signed a contract that should make him a Tiger for life. How he performs over the course of his contract extension will help determine whether he ends up in the Hall of Fame. Verlander, who said he was intrigued about the chance to be the first $200-million pitcher, isn't..." March 30
Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Justin Verlander through 2019, with a vesting option for the 2020 season. ESPN reports that the deal is worth $180 million -- $202 million if the 2020 season is in play. "I love this city & the fans - couldn't be more..." March 29
Michigan Live "Justin Verlander set a deadline. That deadline expired Wednesday. As of now, all signs seem to indicate the Tigers and Verlander haven't reached an agreement on a long-term extension. Now, it appears both sides will just wait. Verlander declined to comment when asked if any progress had been..." March 28