Verlander lands on DL for first time in career

Detroit, MI ( – The Detroit Tigers placed starting pitcher
Justin Verlander on the 15-day disabled list due to a right triceps strain.
The move is retroactive to March 29.

Verlander was placed on the DL for the first time in his career. The Tigers
also announced Wednesday they recalled pitcher Kyle Lobstein from Triple-A

Lobstein is tentatively scheduled to start on Sunday at Cleveland. Lobstein
pitched in seven games, including six as a starter, with the Tigers in
2014 and compiled a 1-2 record with a 4.35 ERA.

The Tigers announced almost a week ago that Verlander would start the season
on the disabled list, but they did not make the move official until Wednesday.

The six-time All-Star and 2011 AL Cy Young award winner has been sidelined
since leaving a March 27 spring training start against the Blue Jays.

The 32-year-old right-hander has made at least 30 starts in each season since
joining the rotation in 2006. He was 15-12 with a 4.54 ERA in 32 starts last