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Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander to open season on disabled list

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander to open season on disabled list

Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is headed to the disabled list for the first time in his major league career. The 32-year-old right-hander won't be on the active roster for Monday's opener against Minnesota because of tightness in his right triceps. “I think they used the word strain,” Verlander said. “It felt like just a little cramp but, obviously, with it taking a little longer to heal, it's probably a little bit more than that — just take it day by day.” Verlander has been throwing lightly in an attempt to work out the tightness. “I don't think this is going to be a long-term issue,” Tigers Manager Brad Ausmus...

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