Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander sharp in simulated game, on track to begin rehab assignment early next week
Justin Verlander took a big step towards rejoining the Tigers when he struck out nine batters and tossed 4 1/3 shutout innings in his first simulated game since mid-April. OAKLAND -- The Detroit Tigers were shut out again Tuesday. And that's a good thing. Justin Verlander took a big step towards rejoining the Tigers when he struck out nine Tigers -- who served as batters -- and tossed 4 1/3 shutout innings in his first simulated game since mid-April. He was only scheduled to pitch four innings, but successfully lobbied to face one more batter after the fourth...
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