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Justin Verlander underwent successful core muscle repair surgery this morning. Verlander will "undergo physical rehabilitation for the next six weeks and will be reevaluated at the end of that time.

An out of nowhere situation for Verlander who wasn't known to be suffering any ailments that required surgery. The Tigers' Twitter feed is reporting that Verlander will have physical therapy for the next six weeks, but there is a reasonable expectation that he will be ready to rock by the time the season starts. Of course, six weeks out puts him well behind others so it might be a challenge for him to build up enough arm strength to be able to go early in the year. Coming off a relatively down season, this injury all but assures that Verlander should be dropped in your rankings - at least until we get more clarity on where his body is at.ANALYST: Ray Flowers Verlander suffered the injury at the end of December while participating in an offseason conditioning program. Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski released a statement saying, We fully anticipate Justin to participate in spring training and be in a position to compete at the beginning of the 2014 season. This is just another red flag for an ace who showed signs this past season that his large workload, a MLB high of 932 innings pitched between 2010-2013, not to mention his willingness to rear back and throw 100 mph late in games, may have finally begun to catch up to him.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Update: Jusuf Nurkic is still dealing with severe swelling in his ankle.

Jusuf Nurkic has missed the last two games due to the ankle injury and it sounds like he may have to miss additional time. J.J. Hickson will have an opportunity to make some noise in Nurkic's absence. Denver is hosting the Bucks on Wednesday.  Analysis: Keith Tro

Goran Dragic (back) was a limited in Tuesday's practice.

Goran Dragic was involved in a collision during Monday's win over the Suns. Despite only logging 15 minutes in the game, Dragic was able to tally 21 points, four rebounds and one assist. The Heat take on the LA Lakers on Wednesday, so check back for a status update before then.  Analysis: Keith Tro

Tyler Johnson (ankle) was a limited in Tuesday's practice.

The news of Johnson being limited should not (yet) have an effect on fantasy teams. Johnson has a career game on Monday, scoring 26 points against the Suns but managed to tweak his ankle in the process. He's worth keeping an eye on and if he is able to string together a few more solid performances, Johnson could be worth a prospective add.  Analysis: Keith Tro

Orioles have agreed to terms with RHP Pedro Beato pending a physical.

The 28-year-old reliever logged 4.1 innings for the Atlanta Braves last season. In 2013, Beato recorded 10 innings for the Boston Red Sox. The Orioles appear to be looking to add depth to their organization.  Analysis: Keith Tro

Toronto Argonauts signed former Bengals and Ravens running back Bernard Scott.

Bernard Scott, 31, over five seasons in the NFL, recorded 1,049 yards on 259 carries and two touchdowns. He saw action in just four games over the last two seasons.  Analysis: Keith Tro
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