Justin Verlander News

  • Six Tigers primed for bounceback '16 seasons

    For all the buzz about the Tigers' offseason moves, the fate of their 2016 season rests more on three of the club's longest-tenured players.

  • Verlander fueled by new fastball approach

    Justin Verlander's velocity will never get back to what it once was, but that doesn't mean his fastball can't be lethal. Thanks to a change in approach, his high-spin heater proved to be just what he needed to get back to his dominating form in 2015.

  • Verlander hangin' around the gym this winter

    It appears Justin Verlander has turned his offseason workout program on end, at least for a day.

  • Verlander upbeat going into offseason

    Justin Verlander didn't get a decision on Saturday, but with six quality innings and nine strikeouts, he finished out a statement he made on the mound for the past two months: Verlander is an ace once again.

  • Working out of trouble no trouble for Verlander

    After denying the Rangers a chance at a big inning on Monday, Justin Verlander earned a second consecutive victory in a hard-luck season that began with him on the disabled list and ends with him on the rebound.

  • Verlander hits 99 mph in 7th inning of win

    With two out and the bases loaded in the seventh inning, Tigers ace Justin Verlander fed Geovany Soto of the White Sox five straight fastballs. Four of them left his right arm at 98 mph; the other at 99. Soto struck out swinging.

  • Verlander, V-Mart turn away White Sox

    The Tigers spoiled Frankie Montas' first Major League start, and another strong outing from Justin Verlander powered Detroit to 7-4 win over the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park. Victor Martinez notched his 200th career homer to get the Tigers' offense started.

  • Ausmus appreciates Verlander's bulldog approach

    On the same night former Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer had a fiery exchange on the mound with Nationals manager Matt Williams, to stay in his start, Justin Verlander had a statesmanlike response in support of his skipper Brad Ausmus as he exited Friday night's game against the Royals, even chiding fans for booing as reliever Alex Wilson entered with two outs in the ninth.

  • Tough sixth inning spoils Verlander's outing

    Right-hander Justin Verlander, manager Brad Ausmus and the Tigers' infield convened on the mound to discuss their strategy for when Francisco Lindor bunted, but the Indians' shortstop didn't follow the script.

  • Kinsler, Verlander voted top Tigers in August

    Second baseman Ian Kinsler was voted the Tigers' Player of the Month by media members, while Justin Verlander was tabbed Pitcher of the Month for August.

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