UPDATES & NEWS
Dave Dombrowski said Justin Verlander is doing 'great,' but still might not be ready for start of season.
And so it begins. Verlander is starting to tumble down draft boards with each passing day. With more than two full months before action gets underway, the fact that the Tigers are already admitting that Verlander will miss his first start should cause you to pause if you think that Verlander is lined up to be your ace for 2014.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Update: Corey Dickerson was removed from Saturday's game with a left quad injury.
While the news regarding Dickerson's plantar fasciitis was positive, he was removed after he fouled a ball off his back leg and is now day-to-day with what the team is calling a quad injury. When his leg appeared to be swollen, manager Walt Weiss opted to play it safe and remove Dickerson who had gone 0-for-3 in Saturday's game against the Giants. Consider him day-to-day for right now and figure he'll be a game-time decision for Sunday. Analysis: Howard Bender