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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tigers Injury Update: Justin Verlander exits with sore shoulder, MRI Tuesday

By on 8/12/2014 01:58:00 AM

Justin Verlander left Monday’s game after the first inning due to right shoulder tightness and will be reevaluated Tuesday, according to Chris Iott of Michigan Live.

Verlander, 31, gave up 5 runs, 4 earned on 2 walks, 4 hits, and 2 errors in the first inning against the Pirates. Manager Brad Ausmus and trainer Kevin Ranch checked on him during the inning, but he stayed in the game. He even went up to bat in the second inning and bunted 2 runners over.

Justin Miller, who was called up from Triple-A Toledo prior to Monday’s game headed to the mound to replace Verlander to start the second inning. Detroit News beat writer Tom Gage later tweeted that Verlander will have an MRI on Tuesday and the right-hander admitted that the problem had been bothering him 'for a little while'.

This season, Verlander has a 4.76 ERA in 158.2 innings pitched while striking out 118 and walking 55. He has a WHIP of 1.42 and a 10-10 record. The former CY Young award winner has a career high .273 opponent’s batting average.

In 2013, Verlander started his declne where he had a 3.46 ERA in 218.1 innings pitched while striking out 217 and walking 75. He had a WHIP of 1.31 and a WAR of 4.6 while carrying a useless 13-12 record.

We will update you when more information comes out. The Tigers could fall out of first place tonight if they lose and Kansas City wins.

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