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Verlander looked strong in a no-decision, allowing three runstwo earnedin six innings Tuesday.

Verlander had been plagued by a stiff back that caused his last start to be skipped, but he showed no ill-effects Tuesday. The veteran will carry a 5.09 ERA into his fourth start of the season this weekend against the Blue Jays.

Justin Verlander SP DET 5 days ago

Verlander (back) has been cleared to make his scheduled start Tuesday against the Pirates, MLive.com's James Schmehl reports.

Manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Sunday morning that Verlander made it through his bullpen session Saturday without incident, giving the Tigers' medical staff enough confidence to sign off on his return to the mound this week. Verlander, who had his previous start skipped due to the bout with back stiffness, isn't expected to face any restrictions during Tuesday's outing, though it's tough to trust him turning in a good performance. Over his two starts this season spanning 11.2 innings, Verlander has surrendered 13 hits and eight runs, including four homers.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

Verlander (back) is targeting Tuesday for his next start, Matthew B. Mowery of The Oakland Press reports.

Verlander was scratched from his previous start Wednesday because of back stiffness, but the initial indication was that he'd miss just one start. That still appears to be the case, as he's now scheduled to pitch Tuesday, avoiding another stint on the disabled list.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

Verlander has been scratched from his start Wednesday with back stiffness, MLive's Chris Iott reports.

This latest ailment and subsequent skipped start is a microcosm of Verlander's season so far, but it is not like he was pitching well prior to this news, so it is not a huge blow in the short term for his owners. Buck Farmer will get the start Wednesday, and while the Tigers say Verlander will miss just one start, he should still be considered questionable for his start next week.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander allowed six runs on 10 hits, walking one and striking out two over 6.2 innings of a 6-2 loss to the Yankees on Friday night.

Verlander (0-1, 6.17 ERA) did not pitch as badly as the line might suggest. He gave up three home runs, all of which could be considered somewhat ballpark assisted, and he was clearly still rusty as he continues to pitch himself back into game shape. He was easily hitting 95 mph with his fastball, even into the seventh inning, and was able to throw 117 pitches (77 for strikes), albeit not all of them were in locations he would have preferred.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander will get the start Friday against the Yankees.

Verlander was scheduled to pitch Thursday, but the Tigers' game against the Reds was postponed. The Tigers will roll Verlander's start to Friday rather than skipping his turn in the rotation.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander will not make his scheduled start Thursday after the Tigers' game against the Reds was postponed.

The Tigers have not announced their starter for Friday's series opener against the Yankees, but Verlander is a likely candidate to get the nod. More information on Verlander's status should be made available prior to the Tigers releasing their lineup card Friday.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 weeks ago

Verlander made his 2015 debut on Saturday, throwing 87 pitches over five innings and giving up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out two.

He came away with a no-decision, but otherwise it was a successful return for Verlander, who was able to rear back and touch 96 mph with his fastball in his final inning of work. If he has managed to re-discover some of the velocity he'd lost over the last couple of years, fantasy players who took a chance on him this season may be in for a very pleasant surprise. His next start is scheduled for Thursday, on the road in Cincinnati.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) was activated from the 15-day DL on Saturday.

The former AL MVP is set to make his 2015 debut Saturday against Cleveland after a lengthy battle back from a triceps strain. Verlander built his pitch count up to 93 in his second rehab start with Triple-A Toledo, fanning nine and not allowing an earned run over 5.2 innings, so he likely won't face any major restrictions in his first start back.

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Verlander (triceps) will start Saturday's game against the Indians, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Verlander threw 93 pitches in his final rehab start for Triple-A Toledo on Saturday, striking out nine batters and allowing just one run on four hits. The Tigers probably won't push him too hard in his first start of the season, but Verlander's arm strength has apparently built up enough for him to approach 100 pitches. The matchup should be a good one, with Verlander opposing Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco on Saturday.