Report: Verlander avoids DL, expects to make next start

Report: Verlander avoids DL, expects to make next start
August 21, 2014, 2:15 pm
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Justin Verlander has a 4.76 ERA and a 10-11 record this season. (AP)

After seeking a second opinion on his sore shoulder Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander has avoided a trip to the disabled list and is now expected to start Saturday against the Twins, according to an MLB.com report.

Verlander, who left his Aug. 11 start after one ugly inning and revealed afterward that he’s been dealing with shoulder problems for much of the season, has been playing catch and long-tossing to test the injury.

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