Justin Verlander News

  • Rogers: Verlander envisions return to playoffs

    Many of Justin Verlander's teammates are scattered around the globe, representing their countries in the World Baseball Classic. He likewise was tempted to accept an offer to play for Jim Leyland, but ultimately declined. Verlander turned 34 in February and is completely focused on getting the Tigers back to the postseason.

  • Verlander, K. Upton find homes for dogs

    More than a dozen dogs had a chance to not only roam right field at the ballpark, but ideally find a forever home at Saturday's Grand Slam Pet Adoption, hosted by Justin Verlander and Kate Upton.

  • Verlander, Straily duel before Tigers walk off

    Justin Verlander led a pet adoption drive Saturday morning, then sent Marlins hitters chasing pitches in the afternoon. His five scoreless innings set the tone for a pitching duel with Dan Straily before David Gonzalez's single and an error completed a two-run ninth and lifted the Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Marlins at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium.

  • Verlander wastes no time getting into form

    Justin Verlander began his 12th Major League season trying to figure out when he was supposed to hit the field.

  • Verlander hit hard before settling down

    Although Tigers ace Justin Verlander succeeded in limiting damage, his third start of Spring Training on Tuesday against the Phillies was not quite the bounce-back outing he had hoped for.

  • Verlander's concern with pitches, not results

    Justin Verlander muttered in frustration as his full-count fastball to Pirates batter Elias Diaz missed the outside corner for ball four in the second inning. He had given up home runs to two of his previous three hitters and cranked up his heater to 95 mph in an effort to stop the damage.

  • Verlander's stance: 'Test me every day'

    Tigers ace Justin Verlander, who has taken one of the strongest stances against the illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs among Major Leaguers, told MLB Network insider Jon Heyman that he would support daily drug testing in the clubhouse.

  • Verlander on Ilitch: 'He was like family'

    Justin Verlander has been a career-long Detroit Tiger thanks to Mike Ilitch. As the team mourns Ilitch's passing, Verlander will never forget that fact.

  • Verlander, Miggy face off in batting practice

    Miguel Cabrera was joking around with Tigers ace Justin Verlander on Sunday. With pitchers facing hitters at this stage of camp, teammates were pitted against each other. In this case, the teammates were the two most recognizable faces on the team.

  • Verlander finishes close 2nd in Cy Young vote

    Despite receiving the most first-place votes in Baseball Writers' Association of America balloting, Tigers ace Justin Verlander finished a close second in American League Cy Young Award voting to winner Rick Porcello of the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday.

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