March 24th, 2007
Justin Verlander will pitch in a minor league game tomorrow instead of against the Yankees. Jason Grilli will pitch the big-league game instead. One possible reason: He faced them at Legends Field a few weeks and he’s scheduled to face them again next Friday. But then, it might also be a way to let him work on his mechanics in a lower-pressure (and non-televised) environment.
He does have a minor-league option left, so the Tigers can send him down at the end of camp without having to sneak him through waivers. Consider that my first action back to work after a few days off.