Justin Verlander SP DET 9 hours 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 day 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 3 days 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 3 days 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 6 days 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 1 week 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.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

Verlander (triceps) played catch in the outfield and tried some deliveries off flat ground before Thursday's game, reports MLB.com. He is eligible to come off the disabled list on Monday.

The next step would be a simulated game, but that's still a bit premature. "One day at a time," cautioned manager Brad Ausmus. However, Verlander will travel with the team on their week-long trip to Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and he could be back in an interleague contest against the Pirates. The team doesn't technically need a fifth starter until April 21 at home against the Yankees, but he'll be back before then if all goes well. "... after Sunday, we could slot him in anywhere depending on how he felt," continued Ausmus. Weekly owners may need to roll the dice on activation -- the Tigers may not announce his availability until after rosters lock Monday.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

Manager Brad Ausmus (triceps) indicated Wednesday that he's "extremely optimistic" Verlander will make his next start, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Verlander felt some soreness following a Sunday throwing session, but reportedly felt good after doing some long toss Tuesday. He currently considers himself day-to-day, so his progress within the next few should better indicate his status for his second scheduled outing of the year.

Justin Verlander SP DET 1 week ago

Verlander (triceps) was officially placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday, MLive.com's James Schmehl reports.

By placing Verlander on the DL, the Tigers effectively determined that the right-hander would not be healthy enough to pitch April 12 against the Twins, as he won't be eligible to return until a day later. Kyle Lobstein will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to make the April 12 start, but it's not yet clear how soon after that date Verlander will be ready to go.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) will not be placed on the DL Tuesday, meaning the Tigers will have to keep him on the active roster all week in order for him to pitch Sunday, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

If the Tigers wanted to backdate a DL stint for Verlander and then activate him for Sunday's game, they needed to do so by Tuesday, and general manager Dave Dombrowski says there is no plan to put him on the DL Tuesday. Should Verlander be unable to pitch Sunday, Kyle Lobstein is the top candidate to be recalled for the start.