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Grand Rapids Press May 6, 2015
Detroit Tigers expected to discuss results of MRI for Justin Verlander after consulting with doctors

Detroit Tigers expected to discuss results of MRI for Justin Verlander after consulting with doctors

The Tigers have said Verlander will not resume throwing until all the inflammation is gone. The MRI on Tuesday was scheduled to see whether it was. CHICAGO -- The Detroit Tigers have the results of Justin Verlander's third MRI. But they weren't ready to discuss them publicly Tuesday night. "We got the MRI results, but we haven't spoken to all the doctors," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said after his team's 5-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox. "Once we hear from all the doctors that are supposed to look at it ... I'll let you know (Wednesday)." Verlander wasn't...
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Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander takes step toward return, needs to build arm strength 'basically from ground zero'

Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander takes step toward return, needs to build arm strength 'basically from ground zero'

Verlander threw in the outfield Wednesday afternoon after being cleared to throw following his third MRI of the season. CHICAGO -- Justin Verlander took a big first step Wednesday. But there is no telling when he will be back in the rotation for the Detroit Tigers. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus refused to put a timetable on the return of his veteran right-hander, who threw in the outfield Wednesday afternoon after being cleared to throw following his third MRI of the season. "We don't really have a timetable," Ausmus said. "We've got to start building up his arm...

Still-rehabbing Justin Verlander takes playful, funny jab at 'haters' on Instagram

Anyone who thinks that Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is enjoying his somewhat interminable first-ever stint on the disabled list is sadly mistaken.As much as he’s chafing inside to get back to his job — no, his passion — Verlander’s not going to post pictures on social media of himself moping around the house.Or should he?After apparently getting some blowback from fans after posting an Instagram picture of himself enjoying the Tigers’ off day at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium, Verlander followed up four hours later with a picture of himself appearing to be taking it easy.The...
Grand Rapids Press May 4, 2015
5 things to watch: What will Justin Verlander's MRI reveal? Should Victor Martinez go on the DL?

5 things to watch: What will Justin Verlander's MRI reveal? Should Victor Martinez go on the DL?

Would Victor Martinez benefit in the long run if they placed him on the 15-day disabled list? A couple days of rest may not be beneficial, but could a two-week hiatus help Martinez?   KANSAS CITY -- Plenty of storylines to follow this week regarding the first-place Detroit Tigers. What stands out to you? Here are five things to watch: Justin Verlander What will the results of Verlander's third MRI exam reveal?The Tigers remain mum on offering a timetable as to when they expect Justin Verlander to rejoin the team. However, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus recently said...
Grand Rapids Press May 5, 2015
Justin Verlander after poking fun at critics with Instagram post: 'What do these people expect?'

Justin Verlander after poking fun at critics with Instagram post: 'What do these people expect?'

Verlander had a third MRI on his right arm Tuesday morning, but the Tigers did not have the results of that MRI at the point that the clubhouse closed to the media late Tuesday afternoon. CHICAGO -- Justin Verlander said Tuesday that living his life isn't holding his rehabilitation process back. The rehabilitation process is. Verlander had some fun with those who heckle him on social media when he posts photos of his life away from the ballpark with an Instagram post he made Monday on the team's off-day in Chicago. In the post, he had fun with those fans who...

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