Justin Verlander (abdomen) threw a 41-pitch bullpen session Saturday and said afterwards that it went well, MLive.com reports. "It felt good," Verlander said. "Really, it's kind of getting to the point where I don't even feel anything in my hips or my groin. Everything feels good. I'm starting to just completely forget about it and focusing on getting my arm ready."
The reports on Verlander have all been positive thus far and he appears to be on-track for the start of the season. His return to throwing off elevated ground was just implemented earlier in the week and he hasn't suffered any setbacks. While there's an obvious risk right now, he should still be considered one of the top starters in fantasy.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Bobby Parnell's velocity was up to 94-95 MPH in his rehab appearance on Thursday.
Parnell conceded eight runs in his first 6 1/3 rehab innings. He's been lights out lately, with his velocity trending in the right direction. He's on the road to recovery from Tommy John, and it often takes pitchers time before their velocity, control and feel return. Parnell's velocity had dropped substantially before the UCL tear was announced last season, so it's a nice sign that he's throwing hard once again. Analysis: Spencer Silva