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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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Chris Iott

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Chris Iott

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Jason Beck

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Anthony Fenech

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Lynn Henning

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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Tigers | Justin Verlander feels stronger

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:51:55 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (abdomen) underwent surgery on both sides of his groin and abdomen prior to last season, and he told ESPN.com's Jayson Stark he's loosening up quicker this year than last. "The other day," Verlander stated, "I threw like 50 pitches in the bullpen, and sat down and cooled off. And after 15 minutes, it felt like I could throw again, and I could get loose pretty quick, whereas last year, I mean, every inning was a grind, trying to just get my arm working again. You know, it would take me 10 pitches into the inning to feel like I was loose. Which isn't fun." Verlander's body healed properly from the procedure last year, but he was too stiff to rotate his core and hips.

Fantasy Tip: Verlander had a down year in 2014 after delivering ace production for most of his career. His added weight, 28 pounds according to Verlander, has been a subject of discussion lately. His weight gain, coupled with news he's feeling healthier this offseason, will likely provide drafters optimism to gamble on in the middle rounds for a rebound.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jayson Stark

Tigers | Justin Verlander's curve breaking sharper

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:09:54 -0800

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander said his curve ball has a sharper break this spring than last season. Verlander noted it was a problem last season and left him vulnerable to right-handed batters.

Fantasy Tip: In 2011 and 2012, Verlander's curveball was 11.2 and 11.4 runs above average, respectively. Last year, his curve dropped all the way down to -11.7 runs above average, according to FanGraphs.com. Clearly, the pitch lost a lot of effectiveness for Verlander and improving it stands to aid his resurgence back to being a reliable fantasy arm in 2015. It is a story line worth monitoring this spring, especially once Verlander begins facing batters.

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