Justin Verlander ruled out for Tuesday start after “normal soreness”


Justin Verlander and the Tigers keep insisting that his strained triceps is not a serious injury, but his return to the mound keeps getting pushed back.

He’s officially been ruled out of a potential Tuesday start against the Yankees after Verlander had what manager Brad Ausmus called “normal soreness” following a simulated game that he exited early.

Left-hander Kyle Lobstein will continue to fill in for Verlander, who has yet to actually undergo an MRI exam for some reason.

When asked by Tony Paul of the Detroit News if Verlander has gone long enough without seeing game action that he’d need a minor-league rehab assignment before rejoining the Tigers’ rotation, Ausmus said only that “we’ll cross that when we get to it.”