Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander watches their game against the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
Duane Burleson
August 20, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Justin Verlander could rejoin the Detroit Tigers' rotation on Saturday.

Verlander has missed one start because of a sore right shoulder.

The right-hander threw for the second straight day Wednesday and said it's ''strong to quite strong'' that he will start one game of a doubleheader Saturday against Minnesota.

Verlander will throw a light bullpen Thursday. He is 10-11 with a 4.76 ERA in 25 starts this season.

Detroit manager Brad Ausmus said right-hander Bud Farmer will be called up from Triple-A Toledo to get a start in one of Saturday's games.

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