Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander and Bruce Rondon Start the Season on the DL
Multiple media outlets are reporting and Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed today that starting pitcher Justin Verlander and relief pitcher Bruce Rondon will start the regular season on the 15-day disabled list.
Verlander has a triceps injury in his right arm that he suffered last week during a start in spring training. Rondon has biceps tendinitis in his right arm. Rondon missed all of last season after recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Verlander was supposed to make his first start next week vs. Minnesota. He is now slated to pitch on April 12th against Cleveland. This is Verlander's first stint on the DL in his career. He is scheduled to make $28 million this season, the first year of his new five-year contract.