Justin Verlander resumes throwing, but disabled list stint remains possible

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Justin Verlander, who left last week’s start with biceps muscle cramping, resumed throwing today by tossing from 60 feet at what the Tigers called “60 percent” effort.

Verlander is scheduled to make his regular season debut next Wednesday, but manager Brad Ausmus admitted that’s probably “a little bit of a stretch” even if he’s able to avoid the disabled list.

Verlander has never been on the disabled list in his 10-year career, but that’s definitely a possibility right now and at the very least the Tigers seem likely to push back his first turn in the rotation.

Not exactly the way Verlander wanted to start this year after struggling so much last season.