Justin Verlander is set to start throwing progression Monday in Lakeland.
Starting up the throwing program is obviously encouraging, but how long it will take for Verlander to get back on track is difficult to say. He will not be ready for the start of spring training and he is also in doubt for Opening Day. The wear and tear is finally starting to catch up to him, so watch where you look for him in drafts this year. He is not the same pitcher he once was.ANALYST: Howard Bender