Brad Ausmus

Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Verlander’s Simulated Game Cut Short Due To Fatigue

Verlander told reporters Wednesday that fatigue, not pain, cut the session short.

CBS Detroit–04/15/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers throws a second inning pitch while playing the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

After Waiting Out Rain Delay Of 3 1/2 Hours, Shane Greene Stellar In Debut For Tigers

“I tied my cleats four different times before I went out there,” Greene said.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers greets his players prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Top 5 Detroit Sports Quotes Of The Week

“The energy for Opening Day, for me it’s a kin to the Super Bowl. It’s kind of an unofficial holiday for Michigan and Detroit. It’s a lot of fun to be a part of it.”

97.1 The Ticket–04/09/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 6:  Joe Nathan #36 of the Detroit Tigers greets teammates during the pregame introductions prior to the start of the Opening Day game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 6, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Twins 4-0. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Place Nathan On 15-Day Disabled List; Soria Will Close In His Absence

Ausmus said Nathan felt okay before he pitched Monday, but when Nathan threw Wednesday, Ausmus could tell the elbow was troubling Nathan.

CBS Detroit–04/08/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers pitches during the sixth inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 6-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Now Officially On Disabled List, Verlander Will Not Start Sunday; Level Of Concern Still Low

“If this was September, it might be a different story,” Verlander added. “I might be pitching through some stuff right now, but talking with the coaching staff, they don’t want me to do that right now.”

CBS Detroit–04/08/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03: Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers looks on against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Ausmus On Opening Day: ‘The Energy … For Me It’s Akin To The Super Bowl’

In the grand scheme of a season, Opening Day is only one of 162 games, but for baseball lovers, the first game holds a unique appeal.

CBS Detroit–04/06/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Victor Martinez #41 is congratulated by Bryan Holaday #50 of the Detroit Tigers after he scored on an RBI double by J.D. Martinez #28 in the ninth inning during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Martinez Reflects On Return From Injury, Excited To Be Back For Opening Day

When designated hitter Victor Martinez tore the medial meniscus in his left knee in February, he knew he might have to miss Opening Day

CBS Detroit–04/06/2015

Opinion: David Price Is Right Choice For Tigers Opening Day

Price told reporters Friday that he was so sure Verlander would be starting on Opening Day that Price told his family members to schedule their trip to Detroit for the second game of the season.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 14:  Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus #7 watches the action from the dugout during the fourth inning of the game against the Cleveland Indians at Comerica Park on September 14, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Indians 6-4.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Verlander, Price Poke Fun At Ausmus ‘Glamour Shots’ On Twitter

The two most venerable starting pitchers for the Tigers had a little Twitter fun at the expense of manager Brad Ausmus on Friday morning.

CBS Detroit–03/20/2015

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Manager Brad Ausmus #7 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after loosing his challenge of a call in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Ausmus Says Losses Of Scherzer, Suh ‘Disheartening’ For Fans

As a fan long before he was a player and manager, Ausmus can see how fans might be upset at the recent departures of Scherzer and Suh.

CBS Detroit–03/10/2015

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