VerHagen fractured his nose when he was hit by a relay throw while covering first base during his appearance in Tuesday's loss to the Reds. The Tigers don't have a concrete timetable for VerHagen's return, but the right-hander may be able to remain on a normal throwing program while he waits for his nose to heal. Johnny Barbato was recalled from Triple-A Toledo in a corresponding move.
VerHagen (nose) sustained a broken nose during Tuesday's loss to Cincinnati, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
VerHagen was hit in the face by a relay throw from second base as he covered first base on a potential double play during the seventh inning Tuesday. A trip to the disabled list has yet to be announced for the 27-year-old, but the Tigers are expected to recall a pitcher from Triple-A Toledo for Wednesday's game.
VerHagen exited Tuesday's game against the Reds after being hit in the face by a throw, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
VerHagen was covering first base on a potential double play in the seventh, and was struck in the face as he was unable to field the relay throw. The 27-year-old was diagnosed with a nasal bruise and was undergoing X-rays to determine the severity of the injury.
VerHagen is expected to work out of the bullpen during the Tigers' weekend series with the Indians after manager Ron Gardenhire named Artie Lewicki as the team's starter for Sunday, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Due to a doubleheader Monday against the Yankees, VerHagen was summoned from Triple-A Toledo and made his first start of the season with the big club, giving up seven runs on seven hits and two walks in 3.2 innings. With Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) and Francisco Liriano (hamstring) both set to remain on the disabled list through the weekend, VerHagen could have made a case to stick in the rotation for one more turn with a strong showing Monday. Since VerHagen fared poorly in that outing, it was likely an easy decision for Gardenhire to give another start to Lewicki, who filled in for Liriano on Tuesday against the Red Sox and also lasted only 3.2 innings, but limited the damage to four runs (two earned). VerHagen seems unlikely to stick around in the Tigers bullpen for long, regardless of how he performs in his subsequent appearances.
VerHagen (0-2) took the loss in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader against the Yankees, giving up seven earned runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings. He walked two and struck out two.
VerHagen had been pitching well as a starter with Triple-A Toledo recently, compiling a 1.32 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 41:8 K:BB in 27.1 innings, but he struggled mightily against one of the better lineups in the majors. The 27-year-old was done in by three home runs, including a three-run shot by Austin Romine in the fourth inning. With rotation members Francisco Liriano (hamstring) and Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) both expected to remain on the disabled list until at least next week, VerHagen could get another turn this weekend, though he'll have to pitch better if he wants to stick around with the Tigers past that.
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|2012||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||0||3||3.67||8||6||0||0||0||27.0||20||13||11||0||3||14||17|
|2013||AFA-Lakeland Flying Tige||5||3||2.81||12||11||0||0||0||67.1||49||27||21||1||5||27||35|
|2014||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||6||7||3.67||19||19||0||0||0||110.1||117||47||45||5||8||25||63|
|2015||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||1||3||3.58||15||0||0||0||1||27.2||26||13||11||0||1||11||21|
|2016||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||0||0||13.50||1||0||0||0||0||0.2||1||1||1||1||0||0||1|
|2017||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||7||7||4.90||19||19||0||0||0||97.1||108||59||53||7||4||43||69|