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
Mike Scott will not play Saturday.
Scott has shed his walking boot, but is still a couple of practices away from returning to the floor in a game. His sprained left big toe, which he suffered in a game on March 11 against the Nuggests, is still giving him trouble and he is probably a week or so away from joining the team on the court. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Paul George (leg) ruled out for Sunday.
He has not been cleared by the team for game action, so despite his desire to play again before the regular season is done, he will have to miss some more action. Consider him day-to-day for now. Until he returns to action, he is worthless for fantasy purposes. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson