UPDATES & NEWS
Justin Verlander is throwing off flat ground from 50 feet for the first time since diagnosed with shoulder inflammation.
It's a positive step,albeit a minor one. The Tigers will take it slow with Verlander with the hope of getting him back for the final month and playoff push. From here, the Tigers will determine whether a bullpen session is next or if they have to hold him back and keep him throwing from flat ground. We'll await a report from the team Wednesday when they re-evaluate.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Odubel Herrera will bat leadoff for the Phillies on Sunday.
The Phillies like his bat, which is why they made him a Rule 5 pick from Texas. He figures to play all three outfield positions as well as second base this spring. He will likely be a bench player out of camp if he can hit this spring. He did show some power development in the Venezuelan Winter League, but it remains to be seen if that is something that moves forward for him or not. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson