Verlander has a strained right triceps. The move is retroactive to March 29.
"I think it's going to go away, for sure," Verlander said. "It seems like it's been forever and we're only on day 11 or 12 or something right now, which is not that long for a strain."
The Tigers announced last week that Verlander would go on the DL for the first time in his career. The team initially thought Verlander might be able to start Sunday against the
"We're extremely optimistic that he'll make his next start," Manager Brad Ausmus said. "Yesterday, he felt good throwing. But he was just long tossing."
All-Star third baseman Josh Harrison and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a $27.3-million, four-year contract, a deal that would be $48.3 million over six seasons if two team options are exercised.
Harrison, 27, finished second in the
Tigers closer Joe Nathan is going on DL because of a strained right elbow.
Nathan struck out the only batter he faced in Detroit's opener Monday, getting the save in a 4-0 victory over Minnesota, but General Manager
The Tigers will recall left-hander Blaine Hardy from triple-A Toledo for Thursday's game against the
Free-agent outfielder Cody Ross has agreed to terms with the Oakland Athletics after his release last weekend by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The A's will be responsible only for the pro-rated portion of the $507,500 league minimum. Ross was guaranteed $8.5 million this year as part of his contract with Arizona.
The Chicago Cubs installed 72 portable restroom units at Wrigley Field before Wednesday's game with St. Louis, hoping to end the long lines experienced by many spectators at times during the season opener Sunday night.
The second-oldest stadium in the major leagues to Boston's Fenway Park is undergoing a massive renovation. Portions of one men's room and one women's room on the left side of the main concourse were scheduled to be unavailable until May or June, and there was a problem Sunday in the women's restroom on the left side of the upper deck.
The result were waits of up to an hour at some restrooms, with some fans resorting to using cups to relieve themselves.
Major League Baseball has started sending written warnings to players who have violated the new pace-of-game rules.
MLB spokesman Michael Teeven said Wednesday about 10 letters had been sent since the start of the season last weekend.