Justin Verlander RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kate Upton: Justin Verlander Wanted to Get "Blackout Drunk" After Bad Pitching Performance

    Complex "We all have bad days at the office, and some of us look to relax with a cocktail or two to take the edge off once the work day is finished. Professional athletes are no different, and in an ESPN The Magazine piece about the family that owns the Chicago Cubs, Kate Upton tells a story about a..." September 30

  • Justin Verlander on booing fans: I wish they were a little more positive

    ESPN "Justin Verlander wasn't pleased about being yanked from Friday's matchup against the Kansas City Royals with one out remaining in the ninth inning, but the Detroit Tigers ace was irked more by the blanket of boos that serenaded manager Brad Ausmus on his walk to the mound than his own..." September 19

  • Justin Verlander: No chance to play as full team

    ESPN "Justin Verlander could have whined about the lack of run support in the team's 4-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. After all, it has been a troubling trend for the Detroit Tigers ace in all but two of his past 10 starts. He was in no mood, however, to place blame on his teammates after..." September 07

  • Give a fake contract to Justin Verlander to show how much you trust him

    SB Nation "In 2012, when Justin Verlander was no-hitting the Pirates through six innings, I started working on a short feature about the pitchers in baseball history who have thrown three no-hitters. About halfway through, the Pirates got a hit, which meant it was time to stop writing and take a breath. I..." August 29

  • Justin Verlander cautions MLB: Extend netting 'before it's too late'

    ESPN "After a female fan was hit by a foul ball during the eighth inning of Friday night's game between Detroit and Texas, Tigers starter Justin Verlander called on Major League Baseball to extend the protective netting behind home plate, saying it's "something that needs to be addressed..." August 23

  • Justin Verlander's contract is a problem for the Tigers

    Bless You Boys "It's fun to talk about baseball and money. We all become genius general managers when it is not our $180 million to spend. It gives all of us something to talk about in those winter months when there are no real games to be played. The MLB Hot Stove contiually burns bright. The Tigers have..." July 06

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    The Tigers are penciling in Justin Verlander to start on Tuesday against the Pirates, Brad Ausmus said.

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Buck Farmer starting tomorrow in place of Verlander, who has been scratched with back stiffness. Ian Krol optioned to Toledo to make room.

  • Tigers announce Justin Verlander will make his season debut Saturday

    Hardball Talk "Justin Verlander is finally healthy after being sidelined since spring training with a triceps injury and the Tigers announced that he’ll come off the disabled list to make his season debut Saturday against the Indians. Verlander made his second-minor league rehab start Saturday at Triple-A,..." June 10

  • Tigers' Justin Verlander will make second rehab start, likely to return to rotation next week

    Michigan Live "Justin Verlander is expected to make a second rehabilitation start. But that is likely to be his last one. Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Tuesday afternoon that Verlander will start Saturday for Triple-A Toledo and that it likely will be the final step for Verlander before he rejoins..." June 03

  • Justin Verlander to throw 80-85 pitches in rehab start, could rejoin Tigers next week

    Hardball Talk "It’s been a long time coming, but the Tigers have cleared Justin Verlander to begin a minor-league rehab assignment as he comes back from the triceps injury that’s sidelined him since spring training. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports that Verlander will start Sunday at Triple-A..." May 27

  • Simulated game goes well for Justin Verlander

    Fox Sports Detroit "Justin Verlander pitched four shutout innings against his own offense in a simulated game Tuesday afternoon in Oakland. The game, considered a key step in Verlander's return from a tricep injury, saw him throw 70 pitches to various teammates, while others watched happily from the stands. David..." May 27

  • Tigers' Verlander pleased with bullpen session

    Detroit News "Here we go again. There's another helping of brimming optimism on the Justin Verlander front, at least from Verlander. Manager Brad Ausmus is optimistic, too, though he classified his as "cautiously." Verlander threw a light bullpen session of 25 pitches Tuesday afternoon, and was pleased..." May 13

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    Detroit Tigers @tigers

    Verlander was given the clearance to resume a throwing progression designed to return him to full competition.

  • Tigers fans have turned on Justin Verlander, Kate Upton

    New York Post "Justin Verlander is enjoying his time off a little too much for the liking of some Tigers fans. The former Tigers ace has yet to pitch this season as he recovers from a strained triceps muscle suffered during spring training. Verlander recently has put a number of photos online of him out..." May 06

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Justin Verlander will undergo a third MRI exam on his right triceps next week in Chicago, Ausmus confirmed.

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Second opinion on Justin Verlander's injury yielded similar diagnosis to original description of "strained right triceps muscle."

  • A month later, there’s still no timetable for Justin Verlander’s return to the Tigers

    Hardball Talk "As of today it’s been exactly one month since Justin Verlander left a spring training start with a triceps strain and there’s still no timetable for his return from the first disabled list stint of his career. Repeatedly called a minor injury by both Verlander and the team, it’s bad enough that..." April 27

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Verlander had an MRI exam Thursday, head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said. Results confirmed triceps strain.

  • Justin Verlander officially ruled out for Tuesday's start; Kyle Lobstein will start against Yankees

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander was a long shot to start Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees. Now, he has no shot. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus officially ruled out Verlander for Tuesday's start and announced early Friday that left-hander Kyle Lobstein will start in..." April 18

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Justin Verlander said his bullpen was short due to fatigue. Triceps muscle "achy" and some fatigue, but it never grabbed on him.

  • Verlander tires in sim game; won't start Tuesday

    Detroit News "It's not what Justin Verlander wanted because what he wanted was perfection. He truly hoped that after not throwing off a mound to hitters for 20 days because of a triceps strain, he'd throw 35 pitches in the bullpen and then throw four innings of a simulated game, some 60 more pitches, and be..." April 15

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    Jim Bowden @JimBowden_ESPN

    Brad Ausmus told us they will make a decision on Thursday on whether to reinstate Justin Verlander #Tigers

  • Verlander throws Thursday, 'felt great,' still day-to-day

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander is day to day. And Thursday, the Detroit Tigers' right-hander threw long-toss and pitches from flat ground. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career Wednesday. Left-hander Kyle Lobstein was recalled from Triple-A Toledo and will start in..." April 10

  • Tigers need to be prepared if Justin Verlander is dealing with long-term injury

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Tigers were confident Justin Verlander wouldn't need to miss his final spring training start last month. But he did. They were equally as optimistic Verlander would be able to make his first regular season start April 8 against the Minnesota Twins. But he didn't. And the Tigers..." April 09

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    anthony fenech @anthonyfenech

    Justin Verlander felt good throwing long toss on Tuesday and Brad Ausmus is "extremely optimistic" that he will make his next start.

  • Tigers place Justin Verlander on 15-day disabled list

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander termed his concern "very low" about the right triceps strain that has caused him to go on the 15-day disabled list for the first time in his career. Left-handed pitcher Kyle Lobstein was recalled from Triple-A Toledo to pitch Sunday in Cleveland. That was supposed to be..." April 08

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    No DL move expected for Verlander today, according to Dave Dombrowski. By my count, that rules out backdating a move to start him Sunday.

  • Verlander’s status in further doubt with no DL move Tuesday

    MLB Blogs "The chances of Justin Verlander being part of the Tigers rotation this week ran down with the clock Tuesday, when the Tigers did not make an expected move to the disabled list. “Probably tomorrow,” team president/general manager Dave Dombrowski said in an email Tuesday evening. If the Tigers..." April 07

  • Tigers' Verlander, Rondon both will start on DL

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers pitchers Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon will begin the season on the disabled list, manager Brad Ausmus said today. The Tigers' season starts Monday. Ausmus is "optimistic" that Verlander (triceps cramp) can make his regular season debut against the Cleveland Indians on April..." April 02

  • Friday is pivotal day for Tigers' Verlander

    Detroit News "As the final days of spring training wind down, the chances of Justin Verlander making his first regular-season start April 8 against the Twins are getting slimmer. D-day for Verlander, manager Brad Ausmus said, will be Friday. "If he's going to throw (one more time this spring), it's going..." April 01

  • Justin Verlander likely to start season on DL

    Sporting News "Justin Verlander left his last spring training start with cramping in his right triceps and will likely miss his first scheduled start of the season as he deals with soreness, according to The Detroit News. The Tigers announced Monday that Verlander would miss his final spring training start..." April 01

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Brad Ausmus on possibility of DL for Justin Verlander: "If we have to use it we could."

  • Tigers' Verlander could miss his first start of season

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander won't start Thursday, which was scheduled to be his final turn of the spring. He could pitch in a minor league game Friday, but if he doesn't, he will miss his first scheduled regular-season start next Wednesday. Verlander has been battling sore triceps..." March 31

  • Tigers' Verlander no longer on track for Thursday start

    The Score "Despite leaving his most recent Grapefruit League start with cramping in his right triceps, Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander was slated to take the mound Thursday for his final spring outing. That no longer appears to be the case. Verlander reported improvement in his triceps..." March 30

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    Justin Verlander left the game due to cramp in his right triceps muscle. Tigers don't anticipate him missing next start.

  • With Scherzer Gone and Tigers' Time Running Out, Pressure Is on Justin Verlander

    Bleacher Report "Justin Verlander knows all eyes are on him this season. And not just because many of those eyes are hoping to catch a glimpse of Kate Upton. No, with Max Scherzer long gone and the Detroit Tigers still oh-fer when it comes to World Series titles under owner Mike Ilitch, the clock is ticking..." March 17

  • Tigers' Verlander not upset with Scherzer for leaving

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers pitchers and catchers report to spring training today. And for the first time in five years, right-hander Max Scherzer is not one of them. Scherzer instead will report with the Washington Nationals on the eastern side of Florida, after signing a seven-year, $210-million contract..." February 19

  • Verlander miles ahead compared to last year

    Detroit News "It's not unusual for Justin Verlander to be working out daily at the Tigertown complex weeks before pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report. He has a house just a few miles up the road and his maniacal work ethic has been well-documented. What is different this year, though, is that he's..." February 13

  • Tigers’ Justin Verlander hoping a normal offseason gets him back to himself

    Oakland Press "Justin Verlander was not on last year’s Winter Caravan, and for good reason, coming as it did less than two weeks after his core muscle repair surgery. A year later, he was happy to be back on the caravan, happy to be healthy, and happy to have a regular, normal offseason under his..." January 23

  • Verlander vows to be 'best pitcher' he can be in 2015

    Detroit News "Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski got a text message from Justin Verlander prior to the Winter Meetings last week. "He said, 'I'm totally committed to being the best pitcher I possibly can,'" Dombrowski said. "He said, 'I was not happy with my year last..." December 20

  • Justin Verlander responds to leaked nude photos with Kate Upton

    USA Today "Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander today commented for the first time on leaked nude photos of him and girlfriend Kate Upton that surfaced during the holiday weekend. "I'm not going to comment on my personal life," Verlander said in the Tigers' clubhouse before tonight's game..." September 03

  • So far so good on Justin Verlander's shoulder, he could start for Tigers on Saturday

    Detroit News "Justin Verlander gave himself a gold star for Tuesday’s first test since he left the rotation last week with a shoulder ailment. It’s how he grades out Wednesday that counts for a pitcher who knows the day after a workout is often the real test of how much he has healed. If all is fine..." August 20

  • Justin Verlander: “I’m going to get other opinions” on shoulder injury

    Hardball Talk "So far Justin Verlander has avoided the disabled list after being diagnosed with an inflamed shoulder capsule, but the Tigers right-hander is expected to miss at least one turn in the rotation and will have specialists take a look at his test results following his initial examination by the team..." August 14

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    Chris Iott @Chris_Iott

    No major structural damage for Justin Verlander. Likely no DL.

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    Jason Beck @beckjason

    Verlander removed with right shoulder soreness. Will be further evaluated Tuessday.

  • Kate Upton: Yankees wouldn't let me wear Tigers gear

    Newark Star-Ledger "A dress code for Kate Upton? The supermodel told Michael Strahan on "Live! with Kelly and Michael" that the Yankees wouldn't let her wear the opposing team's clothes while sitting in the Legends seats at Yankee Stadium. She was there earlier this week to watch her boyfriend, Tigers' pitcher..." August 11

  • Justin Verlander wraps up scoreless spring with six shutout innings

    Michigan Live "Spring training numbers are not indicative of what is to come in the regular season. For example, Justin Verlander is bound to give up a run sometime in 2014. But he didn't this spring. Verlander finished Grapefruit League play 4-for-4 in scoreless outings after striking out seven in 6 1/3..." March 26

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    It's official: Justin Verlander will start Opening Day.

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    James Schmehl @jamesschmehl

    Good news for Justin Verlander. No setbacks in his latest bullpen session today and will make his first start this spring Thursday.

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