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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MRI shows no major structural damage for Verlander, who may avoid trip to dL

Best-case scenario, really.

The MRI done on Justin Verlander’s shoulder Tuesday found inflammation in multiple spots but no major structural damage, manager Brad Ausmus told reporters in Pittsburgh.

“The initial news is very good,” Ausmus said, as reported by MLive’s Chris Iott.

He may avoid the disabled list and, while he’s unlikely to make his next start Sunday, is hopeful for next week.

Verlander left Monday’s start after throwing 40 pitches in just one inning, saying he felt soreness in his shoulder, something that “had been lingering for a little while.”

The main issue will be reducing the inflammation in his shoulder.

In other moves, the Tigers officially placed Anibal Sanchez on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of the right pectoralis major. Called up Monday and used for two innings after Verlander’s exit, Justin Miller has been sent back to Toledo, and Blaine Hardy recalled.


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