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Verlander Could Start For Tigers On Saturday

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 06: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees in the first inning during a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 6, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 06: Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch against the New York Yankees in the first inning during a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 6, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander could rejoin the Detroit Tigers’ rotation on Saturday.

Verlander has missed one start because of a sore right shoulder.

The right-hander threw for the second straight day Wednesday and said it’s “strong to quite strong” that he will start one game of a doubleheader Saturday against Minnesota.

Verlander will throw a light bullpen Thursday. He is 10-11 with a 4.76 ERA in 25 starts this season.

Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said right-hander Bud Farmer will be called up from Triple-A Toledo to get a start in one of Saturday’s games.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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