Tigers' Verlander has surgery

justin verlander detroit tigers 2014 world series odds

DETROIT, MI (AP) - Tigers ace Justin Verlander underwent muscle repair surgery Thursday after injuring himself last month during offseason conditioning.

View 2014 World Series Futures

Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia performed the operation on Verlander, who is expected to need six weeks of rehab before being evaluated again. The first workout for Detroit's pitchers and catchers at spring training is scheduled for Feb. 14. The first spring training game is Feb. 25 against Florida Southern College.

The team did not identify the ''core muscle'' that was repaired, but called the surgery successful. General manager Dave Dombrowski said he team expects Verlander to participate in spring training and ''be in a position to compete'' at the beginning of the 2014 season.

Verlander went 13-12 last year with a 3.46 ERA for the AL Central champions.

Bet 2014 World Series Futures

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

 

Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Bautista re-signs, Blue Jays 30/1 Jose Bautista is heading back to Toronto on a one-year deal. What are the current odds of the Blue Jays to win the World Series?
Thumbnail Jays, Bautista could be close to deal Could the Blue Jays be nearing a new deal with slugger Jose Bautista?
Thumbnail Red Sox favored to win AL Pennant The Boston Red Sox are favored to win the 2017 American League Pennant, while the defending champs have the next-best odds.
Thumbnail Updated 2017 NL Pennant Odds The Chicago Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 National League Pennant at 9/5, but which team is listed second?
Thumbnail Cubs remain World Series Favorites The Cubs remain favored to win the 2017 World Series while the Red Sox have the next-best odds according to oddsmakers.

MLB Headlines

MLB Team Pages