Justin Verlander SP DET 1 day ago

Verlander (triceps) remains in a holding pattern as he's unable to throw due to inflammation (fluid) in his arm, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Tigers have provided limited information with each periodic update of Verlander. He's traveling with the team in case he's able to resume throwing in the near future, but it seems highly unlikely that he'll return before mid-May as the Tigers won't have him throw until the inflammation subsides. Kyle Lobstein will remain in the rotation for the Tigers until Verlander is cleared to return.

Justin Verlander SP DET 6 days ago

Verlander underwent an MRI on Thursday that confirmed the initial diagnosis of a triceps strain, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Verlander is still experiencing shoulder soreness as his recovery has gone slower than anticipated, so he underwent an MRI to make sure he wasn't dealing with anymore than the strain. There doesn't appear to be any update on a possible timetable as the 32-year-old will remain sidelined until the soreness subsides, but once he can resume throwing a clearer return date should become available.

Justin Verlander SP DET 7 days ago

Verlander (triceps) won't resume his throwing program until the soreness in his shoulder goes away, MLive Media Group reports.

Verlander was scheduled to throw some light toss Sunday, but was held back because of it. He may require multiple day before throwing once again, but his schedule depends completely on his arm. At this point, his timetable remains open-ended, but it should clear up as he begins making progress.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

Verlander (triceps) is not likely to throw Sunday according to manager Brad Ausmus, Matthew B. Mowery of the Oakland Press reports.

Verlander and the Tigers seem to be scaling back his rehab a bit, but the team was still hopeful he'd be able to resume some light throwing Sunday. This won't be the case, however, as the next step in the veteran righty's recovery has yet to be announced.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

The Tigers are going to back off Verlander's (triceps) rehab and he'll be limited to light throws if he feels better Sunday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

While the Tigers did not elaborate regarding an adjustment to the timetable for Verlander's expected return date, it seems increasingly likely that he won't rejoin the team before the end of April.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

Verlander (triceps) will not start Tuesday's game against the Yankees, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.

As expected, Kyle Lobstein will get the Tuesday nod, with Verlander not quite ready to make his return. The veteran right-hander felt some aching in his triceps during a bullpen session earlier this week, but he may still be able to return by the end of April.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) will require at leas one more simulated game or rehab start before returning, likely ruling him out for Tuesday, Chris Iott of MLive Media Group reports.

Verlander initially appeared on track to possibly make a start, but had his schedule 60 pitches and four innings cut to 45 pitches and three innings Wednesday because of an "achy" triceps. Now he will require at least one more simulated game or rehab status before returning to the mound, likely pushing him back a little bit longer.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander had his bullpen session cut short Thursday due to an "achy" and fatigued triceps muscle, Chris Iott of the MLive Media Group reports.

Verlander was expected to throw approximately 60 pitches and four innings, but settled for three innings and 45 pitches instead. It doesn't appear to be a major setback, however, as Verlander indicated his triceps never grabbed at him. His current timetable is a bit unclear, but a late April return still isn't completely out of the question at this point.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) is slated to toss a simulated game Wednesday, Chris Iott of MLive Media Group reports.

Verlander continues to progress towards a return, having thrown 30 pitches off a mound Friday. With a simulated game up next, he will take another step forward, but probably won't be ready when first eligible to return.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) threw 30 pitches off a mound Friday and said it went really well, Chris Iott of MLive.com reports.

With the exception of his curveball, Verlander threw all of his pitches in the 30-pitch bullpen session, and he could be cleared to throw a full bullpen session as soon as Sunday. He is eligible to come off the DL on Monday, but given where Verlander is at with his throwing progression, a return later next week seems more realistic.