Justin Verlander

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning 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 Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Scheduled For Final Rehab Start Saturday, Could Return To Rotation Next Week

“Lobstein has done a nice job,” Ausmus said, “but let’s face it, Justin Verlander’s a different animal when it comes to starting pitchers.”

CBS Detroit–06/02/2015

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 27:  Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors and his teammates celebrate after a victory against the Houston Rockets in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on May 27, 2015 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)

Verlander, Cabrera, Price Attend Game 5 Of Western Conference Finals

Price was evidently sitting a bit farther from the court than Verlander, and he addressed the reason why in a hilarious way.

CBS Detroit–05/28/2015

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - MARCH 07:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers prepares to throw a pitch during the first inning of a spring training game against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium on March 7, 2015 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

David Price Live Tweets Justin Verlander’s Sim Game

Even Verlander got a laugh from Price’s tweets.

97.1 The Ticket–05/27/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 25: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers singles to right field scoring Rajai Davis and Ian Kinsler (not in photo) during the first inning wearing a throwback Negro League Uniform during the game against the Cleveland Indians on April 25, 2015 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Injuries, Division Rivals Providing Early Test For Tigers

“I know it’s a good team,” manager Brad Ausmus said.

97.1 The Ticket–05/26/2015

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

Verlander Will Throw Simulated Game Tuesday

Ausmus said Verlander will still need to complete a rehab stint before he returns to action for Detroit.

CBS Detroit–05/22/2015

DETROIT, MI - MAY 01: Bruce Rondon #43 of the Detroit Tigers pitches in the seventh inning during the game against the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on May 1, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-2. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rondon Will Make Rehab Start Thursday

After talking at length about the decision to place Martinez on the disabled list, Ausmus provided updates on Rondon and Verlander.

CBS Detroit–05/19/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the first inning 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 Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Verlander Feeling Good After 45-Pitch Bullpen, Most Intense One Yet

“Probably getting pretty close to a sim game,” starting pitcher Justin Verlander said Monday after he threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Comerica.

CBS Detroit–05/18/2015

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 29:  Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers smiles as he stands in the dugout after pitching the seventh inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 29, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Verlander Pleased After Light Bullpen Session

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander threw a light bullpen session, taking another step in his recovery from a triceps strain.

97.1 The Ticket–05/13/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers walks back to the dugout after being relieved in the sixth inning 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)

Under Close Watch Of Tigers, Verlander Takes Another Step Toward Return With Latest Bullpen

Verlander said he will see how he feels Wednesday, but his immediate reaction was that the session went well.

CBS Detroit–05/12/2015

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 04:  Model Kate Upton attends the game against the New York Yankees as Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers looks on from the bench at Yankee Stadium on August 4, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Justin Verlander: ‘Everybody Assumes I Should Be Strapped To A Machine 24 Hours A Day’ [VIDEO]

Verlander also made a little non-throwing news last week when he sent out a social media message dedicated to all his haters.

97.1 The Ticket–05/12/2015

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