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November 25, 2019 01:40 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Will play in Japan
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VerHagen will play in Japan in 2020, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

VerHagen pitched a career-high 58 innings in 2019, but he struggled with a 5.90 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. He made four starts but performed mainly as a long reliever out of the Tigers' bullpen. The 29-year-old will get a chance to develop in Japan next season after making appearances in the majors in each of the past six seasons.

September 25, 2019 10:56 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Takes loss Wednesday
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VerHagen (4-3) allowed three runs over 4.1 innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Twins. He gave up four hits and two walks, while striking out two.

As has been the case lately, VerHagen piggybacked with starter Daniel Norris, as the latter was limited to just three innings. Norris actually held the Twins scoreless during his time in the game, and VerHagen did the same into the seventh, but Luis Arraez got to him for a two-run blast that ultimately saddled the righty with the loss. VerHagen now has a 5.90 ERA this season and will continue to serve in a long-relief role over the season's final few games.

September 18, 2019 12:48 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Lined up to piggyback Thursday
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VerHagen is expected to work multiple innings in relief Thursday against the Indians as a piggyback for Daniel Norris, who is listed as the Tigers' scheduled starter for the series finale.

Norris has covered exactly three innings in each of his last six starts and has posted a 2.50 ERA and 0.89 WHIP over that span, so his workload seems fairly predictable at this point. VerHagen has followed Norris in the last four of those starts and has found similar success, compiling a 2.16 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 13:4 K:BB in 16.2 innings. The Tigers will likely count on VerHagen for around 4-to-5 innings behind Norris on Thursday, leaving the right-hander as the pitcher most likely to factor into any decision.

September 15, 2019 09:04 AM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Shines as piggyback pitcher again
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VerHagen tossed four scoreless innings in relief but didn't factor into the decision Saturday in the Tigers' 8-4 win over the Orioles in 12 innings. He scattered three hits and a walk and struck out two in the appearance.

The piggyback arrangement between Daniel Norris and Drew VerHagen once again proved favorable, as the two pitchers combined to cover seven scoreless frames. Since whiffing a career-high 11 in a spot start Aug. 23 in Minnesota, VerHagen has remained effective while working as a bulk reliever in his last four appearances. Over that stretch, VerHagen has supplied a 2.16 ERA and 1.20 WHIP across 16.2 innings.

September 4, 2019 03:04 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Fares well in piggyback role
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VerHagen worked 4.1 innings in relief in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Royals, giving up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out six.

For his second straight appearance, VerHagen piggybacked starter Daniel Norris, who was pulled after three innings. VerHagen exited with the Tigers up 4-3 and likely would have been in line for the win, but relievers Jose Cisnero and Gregory Soto were unable to protect the lead. If he isn't needed out of the bullpen over the next four games, VerHagen will likely piggyback Norris again Sunday in Oakland.

August 27, 2019 03:40 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: In line for piggyback outing
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VerHagen is expected to work as a "piggyback" reliever behind starter Daniel Norris in Thursday's game against the Indians, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Norris has delivered solid results while working exactly three innings in each of his last three starts, so he'll presumably be in store for another early departure in his next turn before giving way to VerHagen. Detroit deployed VerHagen in a traditional starting role his last time out in Minnesota over the weekend, with the right-hander covering six innings while fanning a career-high 11 batters. That performance may result in VerHagen earning additional starts in the final month of the season, but he'll shift to the bullpen for at least this week after Monday's off day allowed Detroit to streamline the rotation.

August 24, 2019 08:20 AM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Fans career-high 11
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VerHagen (4-2) picked up the win in Friday's 9-6 victory over the Twins, allowing three runs on five hits and a walk over six innings while striking out 11.

He did get taken deep by Miguel Sano and Jake Cave, but this was still the best outing of VerHagen's career -- not only did he more than double his prior career high in strikeouts, it was his first ever quality start. The right-hander has a 6.31 ERA and 34:17 K:BB through 35.2 innings with the Tigers this year, but this performance almost certainly will earn him another turn in the rotation.

August 24, 2019 09:40 AM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Starting Friday
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VerHagen is starting Friday's game at Minnesota, Jason Beck of reports.

VerHagen has delivered three straight outings with one or zero runs allowed while throwing at least five innings, so he'll receive the starting nod Friday. Despite his recent form, the 28-year-old isn't a desirable fantasy option given that the Twins rank third in the majors in runs scored and first in homers. It's not yet clear if this is a spot start or if VerHagen will receive a more extended opportunity in the rotation.

August 16, 2019 10:48 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Blanks Rays for third win
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VerHagen (3-2) picked up the win in Friday's 2-0 shutout of the Rays, giving up three hits and a walk over five scoreless innings of relief. He struck out three.

The Tigers are using Daniel Norris and VerHagen as tandem pitchers down the stretch, and the duo surprisingly kept Tampa off the scoreboard for eight innings Friday. VerHagen will likely piggyback off Norris in the southpaw's next start Wednesday in Houston, but his 6.67 ERA and 23:16 K:BB through 29.2 big-league innings this season doesn't suggest a repeat performance is likely.

August 15, 2019 02:44 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: May cede rotation gig to Zimmermann
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VerHagen isn't expected to start this week with Jordan Zimmermann (neck) trending toward a return from the 10-day injured list and likely to rejoin the Detroit rotation Saturday against the Rays, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

VerHagen made three turns through the rotation before moving to the bullpen last weekend, when he worked five innings of long relief behind Daniel Norris in a 10-2 loss to the Royals. The Tigers haven't summoned VerHagen in relief since that outing, but unless Zimmermann's condition takes a turn for the worse in the next couple of days, VerHagen will likely stick in the bullpen moving forward. VerHagen's case for re-entering the rotation has been further damaged by Edwin Jackson notching wins in quality showings in both of his first two starts since joining Detroit.

August 7, 2019 02:00 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Earns second win
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VerHagen (2-2) allowed one earned run on seven hits and no walks while striking out five to earn the win in the second game of the team's doubleheader against the White Sox on Tuesday.

VerHagen turned in his most effective start of the campaign as he held the White Sox to just one extra-base hit. He relied heavily on keeping the ball on the ground, with seven of his 15 outs coming via the groundball. It's possible this was just a spot start for VerHagen due to the doubleheader -- the recent return of Spencer Turnbull could bump him from the rotation.

July 31, 2019 06:48 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Serves up 10 hits in loss
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VerHagen (1-2) took the loss against the Angels on Tuesday, hurling 4.2 innings and giving up four runs (three earned) on 10 hits and one walk while striking out two.

VerHagen was knocked around early and often, surrendering six singles and four extra-base hits, including a two-run homer to Matt Thaiss in the second inning. He failed to retire the side in order in any frame and struggled to sneak the ball by hitters, inducing only four swinging strikes. The 28-year-old has labored mightily in his two starts this season, giving up nine earned runs in 8.2 innings. Nonetheless, the thinness of the Tigers' rotation may allow him additional opportunities, with his next start lined up at home against the White Sox on Monday.

July 28, 2019 09:08 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Draws another start
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VerHagen is listed as the Tigers' starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

After making his first 10 appearances of the season with the Tigers as a reliever, VerHagen returned to the big club in a starting role Thursday following his promotion from Triple-A Toledo. VerHagen didn't find much success while taking the loss against the Mariners, giving up seven runs (six earned) on six hits and four walks while striking out four. The Tigers are lacking in appealing and/or healthy rotation members at the moment, so despite his lackluster results, VerHagen will be given a shot at redemption Tuesday. He's probably only worth tracking in AL-only leagues at this point until he begins providing more useful numbers.

July 26, 2019 01:12 AM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Shelled by Mariners
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VerHagen (1-1) took the loss against the Mariners on Thursday, giving up seven runs (six earned) on six hits over four innings, striking out four and walking four in a 10-2 defeat for the Tigers.

VerHagen was called up from Triple-A Toledo to start the contest, and it didn't go well, as he was shelled by Seattle for six earned before departing the contest after just four innings and 82 pitches. The right-hander didn't bolster his case for another turn in the rotation, so he could himself back in Triple-A shortly.

July 25, 2019 02:12 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Will start Thursday's game
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VerHagen, who was called up from Triple-A Toledo, will start the Tigers' series opener Thursday versus the Mariners, Evan Woodbery of reports.

VerHagen transitioned to a relief role this spring and underwhelmed in 10 appearances out of the big-league bullpen before being designated for assignment in May. After passing through waivers unclaimed, VerHagen reported to the minors and stretched back out for a starting role, posting some decent results along the way. Across 11 starts with Toledo, VerHagen delivered a 4.42 ERA and 51:13 K:BB in 53 innings, which was enough to earn him another look from the big club. The right-hander will probably need to at least avoid a blowup outing Thursday to guarantee himself additional turns in the Detroit rotation, however.

July 24, 2019 05:24 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Contract selected
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VerHagen's contract will be selected prior to Thursday's game against the Mariners.

VerHagen spent some time with the Tigers early in the season but was designated for assignment after allowing 10 runs and walking 10 batters in six innings of work. He righted the ship with Triple-A Toledo, though his 4.42 ERA isn't particularly encouraging. Daniel Stumpf was optioned to clear a spot on the 25-man roster, while Grayson Greiner (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list to clear a spot on the 40-man.

May 11, 2019 02:56 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Clears waivers
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VerHagen cleared waivers Saturday and was outrighted to Triple-A Toledo.

VerHagen passed through waivers unclaimed after allowing 10 runs in six innings of work this season. He owns a career 5.20 ERA in 147 frames, split over parts of six seasons.

May 4, 2019 08:00 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: DFA'd by Detroit
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VerHagen was designated for assignment by the Tigers after Saturday's loss to the Royals, Evan Woodbery of reports.

VerHagen had a 7.20 ERA, 2.40 WHIP and 7:7 K:BB over five innings entering Saturday, and he then gave up six runs on five hits and three walks in one frame during the 15-3 loss. The 28-year-old could opt to become a free agent rather than accept an outright assignment to Triple-A, assuming he clears waivers.

April 7, 2019 11:36 AM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Back from IL
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The Tigers activated VerHagen (forearm) from the 10-day injured list Sunday.

He'll assume the active roster spot of Matt Moore, who was placed on the 10-day injured list after spraining his right knee in a start Saturday against the Royals. Daniel Norris is slated to move from a relief role into the rotation in Moore's stead, with the addition of VerHagen allowing the Tigers to maintain an eight-man bullpen.

April 5, 2019 04:40 PM
Tigers' Drew VerHagen: Beginning rehab stint
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VerHagen (forearm) will start his rehab assignment Friday in Single-A Lakeland.

VerHagen was placed on the injury list at the end of March with a strained forearm, but appears to be ready to test it out in the minors. If all goes well, he should return to a mid-leverage bulpen role for the Tigers in the near future.

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vs Chicago 6.020 1.50016
vs LHB 25.100 6.3901422
vs RHB 32.200 5.510929
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