Justin Verlander SP DET 3 days ago

Verlander (triceps) will be limited to 80-85 pitches in a rehab start with Triple-A Toledo on Sunday, James Schmehl of MLive Media Group reports.

Manager Brad Ausmus indicated Wednesday that it's unclear whether Verlander will require one or two rehab starts, but it appears he's finally closing in on a return. Given the current injury situation in the Tigers' rotation, a good showing in his rehab start Sunday could lead to a return thereafter.

Justin Verlander SP DET 4 days ago

Verlander (triceps) is expected to make a rehab start in the next five days, Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports.

Verlander tossed a simulated game Tuesday under the supervision of manager Brad Ausmus, with the right-hander indicating that he felt "very good" after the outing. The Tigers will wait and see how Verlander checks out after the next couple of days before clearing him to head out on a rehab assignment for an as-yet-to-be-determined affiliate. Verlander has yet to pitch in a competitive environment since leaving his March 27 Grapefruit League start with the triceps strain.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

Verlander (triceps) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Verlander threw a good bullpen session Thursday and will progress to throwing a simulated game in Oakland on Tuesday. If he continues to throw without any setbacks, beginning a rehab assignment could be on the horizon in the near future.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) threw a successful bullpen session Monday, MLB.com reports.

Verlander threw a 45-pitch session, which he described as his "most intense" yet. Manager Brad Ausmus said Verlander will likely throw one more bullpen session, and if everything checks out health-wise he'll embark on a rehab assignment. "He's moving forward," Ausmus said. "But we were kind of at this point earlier in the season, too, and we had a setback. So that's more reason to be cautious. We don't want to revisit that."

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) will throw another bullpen session Monday, the Detroit News reports.

Verlander has not pitched yet this season as he continues to rehab a triceps injury that was suffered during spring training at the end of March. Even in his bullpen sessions, Verlander isn't facing live hitters, so he remains sidelined indefinitely, and with little information coming from the Tigers organization, it's hard to know exactly when Verlander will return.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) is scheduled to throw a 35-pitch bullpen session Friday, Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Verlander remains without a timetable, but he continues to progress in his recovery from a strained right triceps. He threw on flat ground Wednesday after tossing an abbreviated, 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. Still, the Tigers have remained mum regarding his status, so it's unclear when he could rejoin the rotation.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) threw pitches on flat ground Wednesday after tossing a bullpen session Tuesday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The session was described as "easy throwing" by Jason Beck of MLB.com, but it's an encouraging sign that Verlander was able to throw on back-to-back days. The Tigers have not outlined a clear plan for his rehab, or a timetable for his return to this point.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 weeks ago

Tigers pitching coach Jeff Jones said he was very pleased with Verlander's (triceps) 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

Verlander will probably throw at least one or two more bullpen sessions before he is cleared to face batters. Given that he'll likely require a rehab assignment, a return before the very end of May or early June seems unlikely.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) will throw a light bullpen session Tuesday, MLive.com's James Schmehl reports.

Verlander threw from 90 feet Sunday with manager Brad Ausmus and felt strong during the workout, which was enough for the Tigers to sign off on him advancing to the next phase of his rehab. He'll likely require multiple bullpen sessions before receiving clearance to face hitters.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) threw from about 90 feet Sunday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

Verlander had been previously limited to throwing from 60 feet, so Sunday's activity suggests he's making progress on some level. The Tigers haven't mapped out Verlander's recovery program just yet, so it's not clear when he might begin to face hitters again.