Justin Verlander SP DET 3 days 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 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 2 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.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) threw 50 times from 60 feet Wednesday, George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Verlander was cleared to throw earlier Wednesday and immediately started later in the day. There's no timetable on the next steps in his recovery, but he'll likely continue to throw for the time being before ramping up his activities.

Justin Verlander SP DET 2 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) was cleared Wednesday to resume a throwing program.

The Tigers were awaiting the results of a third MRI, and it sounds like they got the news they were looking for. There has not been a timetable announced for what the next step will be for Verlander, but it sounds like he has a good chance of pitching for the Tigers this season.

Justin Verlander SP DET 3 weeks ago

Verlander (triceps) will undergo his third MRI early next week, the Detroit Free Press reports.

The previous two MRI exams both yielded a diagnosis of a right triceps strain, but the Tigers want to take another look, as there might be some inflammation or fluid still in the area. Verlander has not thrown at anywhere near his normal intensity since leaving a simulated outing back on April 15 due to fatigue. He's been limited to what manager Brad Ausmus described as "extremely light toss" in recent days.