ESPN "It was his first spring training since joining the Detroit Tigers in a trade the previous season, so virtually everything was unfamiliar. The setup in Lakeland, Florida; the coaching staff, including newly hired pitching coach Rich Dubee, and an entirely new roster of teammates. Michael Fulmer..." June 22
Detroit Free Press "You figured it would be just a matter of time for these love birds, right? E! News reports that Kate Upton is now officially engaged to Detroit Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander. The supermodel sported a gaudy engagement ring -- for what was believed to be the first time in public -- tonight..." May 03
Sporting News "Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander went off early Friday after NL batting champion Dee Gordon's 80-game suspension was announced. And suddenly MLB and its players' union found itself at the intersection of due process and free speech. According to Yahoo Sports, Gordon's suspension was announced..." April 29
Fox Sports "Verlander was correct; Teagarden did not test positive. Instead, in an undercover video made for Al Jazeera, Teagarden had admitted to taking performance-enhancing drugs last year and said that he was "scared" about an upcoming test, which he passed. Baseball's drug-testing program is widely..." April 21
The Ledger "A Lakeland man charged with six felonies after being accused of abandoning a truck, stealing another at gunpoint and then crashing it into a fence an hour later is now facing 21 more charges. Tyler Demalignon, 24, of 1600 Westgate Ave. S., has been linked to a string of car jackings and other..." February 27
ESPN "Call him a veteran, a mentor, or the longest-tenured member of the Detroit Tigers. He’s earned all three designations. But do not call Justin Verlander old. That’s enough to make the 32-year-old ace bristle. Verlander may be the only holdover from the 2006 Tigers team that went to the World..." February 18
Detroit Free Press "There wasn’t a question, but it had to be asked. And Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had an answer on the first day of his third spring in charge at Joker Marchant Stadium: Right-handed ace Justin Verlander will start Opening Day against the Miami Marlins on April 5. “Probably,” Ausmus..." February 16
Ausmus: “Barring something unforeseen,” Verlander to start Opening Day.