Justin Verlander throws off mound Monday; rehab progressing very well


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It’s good news to be having Spring Training news already out of Lakeland. It’s also good news to be having good news coming out of Lakeland, at least where it concerns Detroit Tigers’ injured star pitcher, Justin Verlander.

MLive’s Chris Iott, and other beat writers on scene, talked with Verlander directly for the first time about the injury and the ongoing recovery and rehabilitation process.

Currently, JV and pitching coach Jeff Jones have a plan which will tentatively see him appear in five Spring Training games with the ultimate goal of being ready when the regular season starts on March 31.

For the first time, we have an idea of what caused the injury.

No matter how he suffered the injury, its encouraging to Tigers’ fans that he does seem on track to be around on Opening Day, if not get the start.