“I know it’s a good team,” manager Brad Ausmus said.
Ausmus said Verlander will still need to complete a rehab stint before he returns to action for Detroit.
After talking at length about the decision to place Martinez on the disabled list, Ausmus provided updates on Rondon and Verlander.
“Probably getting pretty close to a sim game,” starting pitcher Justin Verlander said Monday after he threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Comerica.
Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander threw a light bullpen session, taking another step in his recovery from a triceps strain.
Verlander said he will see how he feels Wednesday, but his immediate reaction was that the session went well.
Verlander also made a little non-throwing news last week when he sent out a social media message dedicated to all his haters.
With every game Verlander misses, however, Lobstein gets another start, and that experience could benefit the Tigers sooner than later.
Verlander had hinted at the encouraging news on his Instagram feed Wednesday morning, when he posted a photo of a green traffic light.
“Green means go!!! Gas pedals on the right!”