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Bless You Boys Aug 19, 2014

Justin Verlander aiming for Saturday return

Justin Verlander participated in a 10-minute throwing session today, Detroit's injured right-hander stating he felt no pain in his right shoulder. Sidelined due to a sore right shoulder, Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander took part in a 10-minute throwing session in Tampa today, making 60-foot throws while playing catch on  the Tropicana Field turf. The results were encouraging enough for Verlander to target a weekend return to the rotation, while dismissing any thoughts of a stint on the disabled list. Barring any setbacks, it's hoped Verlander's next start will be in one of...
REPORT: Tigers' Justin Verlander expects to pitch in Saturday's doubleheader

REPORT: Tigers' Justin Verlander expects to pitch in Saturday's doubleheader

Justin Verlander hasn’t had the season he’s wanted — but at least he’ll not have to go on the disabled list, since he considers it likely he will be back for Saturday’s doubleheader, having dealt with the inflammation that’s sidelined him for nine days. Verlander told reporters in Tampa that he’ll throw a light bullpen Thursday and he’s definitely penciled in for one of the two Saturday games in Minnesota, according to MLive’s James Schmehl. That’s a huge news for Verlander, who hadn’t ever missed a start due to injury until this week, and has still never been on the...

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