LAKELAND, Fla. -- The expectation that Justin Verlander would make his next scheduled Spring Training start has shifted. The probable pitchers on the Tigers' game notes list Shane Greene for Thursday, the day Verlander was expected to pitch.
Wednesday is listed as TBA, but it's unlikely the Tigers would move Verlander up a day given the injury questions. More likely, Wednesday will be a bullpen day, allowing a slew of relievers to get in work. Theoretically, Verlander could start Friday and still be on turn to start the second game of the regular season next Wednesday, but the probables don't go that far ahead yet.