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Justin Verlander
Houston Astros P
  • HT/WT
    6' 5'' , 235 lbs
  • Birthdate
    02/20/1983 (40)
  • College
    Old Dominion
  • Draft Info
    Undrafted
  • Status
    Inactive
Latest News
Justin Verlander Throws Bullpen Session

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (neck) threw a successful 25-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. The 41-year-old continues to work his way back from a neck issue that has sidelined him for about a month. It sounds like Verlander is making progress, but the Astros are going to continue being cautious with him. He'll still need to do a few rehab outings before rejoining the Astros rotation. The hope is that Verlander can help the Astros over the final few months of the season.

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07/14/2024 13:49
Justin Verlander Could Throw From The Mound Soon

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (neck) played catch for a third straight day ahead of Friday's series opener against the division-rival Texas Rangers. Manager Joe Espada is encouraged by Verlander's progress and said the right-hander mentioned throwing from the mound, so that could be something that happens relatively soon. While the 41-year-old former All-Star won't be back with the Astros until sometime after the All-Star break, he appears to be close to taking a significant step forward in his throwing progression on the way back from neck stiffness. Verlander holds a solid 3.95 ERA (4.99 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP with 51 strikeouts and 17 walks through 57 innings (10 starts) in Houston's rotation in 2024, and he deserves to be stashed in all fantasy leagues.

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07/13/2024 00:02
No Timetable For Justin Verlander To Throw Off A Mound

Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander (neck) said he's now throwing more than every other day and is feeling better. However, he did not give a timetable for when he could resume throwing off a mound again. The good news is that Verlander is throwing, but the bad news is he's recovering slowly from a neck issue and probably isn't going to be ready to return to Houston's starting rotation for the start of the second half of the season at this pace. The 41-year-old three-time Cy Young is most likely going to require a minor-league rehab assignment before being reinstated from the injured list in the second half. Rookie right-hander Spencer Arrighetti's spot in Houston's rotation should be secure for a while with Verlander still sidelined. The future Hall of Famer is no longer a fantasy ace and has only a 21.3% strikeout rate this year, but he should still be stashed in all leagues.

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07/09/2024 17:23
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