Detroit (2nd - AL Central) at Minnesota (5th - AL Central)

Matchup Details
Sat, Aug 23 - Target Field
First Pitch - 8:10 PM ET
W/LUnitsHomeAwayO/URL W/LRL Units
Detroit 68-57-6.2633-2935-2864-5758-67-1.86
Minnesota 56-70-1.0927-3529-3562-5963-63-10.78
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
A LOOK BACK
 
INJURY REPORT
Detroit
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
SPJ. Verlander
Prob Sat
Shoulder
08/21/14
Verlander left is his last start with shoulder inflammation but is expected to be ready for Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins.5-5
$-24
5-5
CA. Avila
Doub Fri
Rest
08/22/14
Avila is not expected to be in the startling lineup Friday against the Twins as he will likely be given the day to rest.0-0
$+0
0-0
SPA. Sanchez
Early Sept
Pectoral
08/10/14
Sanchez has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right pectoralis. He is expected to miss three-to-four weeks.5-8
$-408
7-6
RPJ. Soria
15-day DL
Oblique
08/10/14
Soria has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.5-7
$-293
7-5
LFA. Dirks
60-day DL
Back
08/20/14
Dirks is on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from back surgery. He suffered a hamstring strain while on a rehab assignment and there is no timetable for his return.68-58
$-726
65-57
RPL. Putkonen
60-day DL
Elbow
08/06/14
Putkonen has been transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list while recovering from elbow inflammation. He has begun a throwing program and is hopeful to return before the end of the season.59-52
$-857
59-49
RPJ. Hanrahan
60-day DL
Elbow
07/22/14
Hanrahan is on the 60-day disabled list as he continues to recover from May 2013 Tommy John surgery. He suffered a setback during his rehab and is not expected to pitch this season.54-49
$-837
55-46
SSJ. Iglesias
out for season
Leg
06/04/14
Iglesias is on the 60-day disabled list with stress fractures in both legs. He will miss the entire 2014 season.68-58
$-726
65-57
RPB. Rondon
out for season
Elbow
04/08/14
Rondon is on the 60-day disabled list following Tommy John surgery to repair a torn UCL. He will miss the 2014 season.68-58
$-726
65-57
Minnesota
PPlayerStatusNotesW/LO/U
SPM. Pelfrey
out for season
Elbow
08/21/14
Pelfrey is on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from surgery on his right elbow and will miss the remainder of the season.45-56
$-227
43-54
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NEWS

Covers Preview - Justin Verlander has been a rock for the Detroit Tigers for nearly a decade but suddenly questions abound about the reliability - and health - of the 2011 American League Cy Young Award winner. Verlander rejoins the rotation after missing the first start of his storied career and faces the host Minnesota Twins in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader. Verlander has been sidelined since lasting only one inning due to shoulder inflammation in his last start Aug. 11.

 
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