Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander left Friday’s spring training game following a visit from the team’s trainer in the third inning.
The Tigers don't expect Verlander to miss his next scheduled start, according to Chris Lott of MLive.com
In the third inning of Friday's game against Toronto, Verlander injured himself covering first base on a ground ball. After a mound-visit from manager Brad Ausmus and the team trainer, he left the game.
Tom Gage of Fox Sports reports Verlander did not appear to be injured.
Verlander, 32, had a 6.08 ERA with eight strikeouts in 13.1 innings during four spring training starts before Friday.
Last season, Verlander finished 15-12 with a 4.54 ERA and 159 strikeouts. He is a six-time All-Star and won the MVP and Cy Young awards during the 2011 season.
He has six seasons and $162 million remaining on his contract.
- Paul Palladino