Justin Verlander made a strong case Saturday that he's ready to pitch for the Detroit Tigers.
In his second rehabilitation start with Triple-A Toledo, the right-hander displayed much better command than his first time out. Verlander struck out nine without a walk, gave up an unearned run and four hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Columbus Clippers.
The 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner has been sidelined all season after leaving a March 27 spring training game with a strained right triceps.
He made his first rehab start for Toledo on Sunday at Indianapolis, giving up three runs and six hits while walking two and striking out three.
"Control was much...