Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski updated the status of pitcher Justin Verlander, who is recovering from core muscle surgery. "He started to throw at the beginning of the week and unless there's a setback, he'll be ready by start of season." 

Good news for all planning on drafting Verlander. At the same time the surgery, coupled with a relatively down 2013, should make you think long and hard about wanting Verlander to be your fantasy ace in 2014.ANALYST: Ray Flowers