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.
VerHagen was designated for assignment by the Tigers after Saturday's loss to the Royals, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com 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.
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.
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.
VerHagen (forearm) will require a rehab assignment before coming off the IL, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
The minor-league season begins Thursday, so VerHagen likely won't be returning this week if he needs a tuneup in the minors. He is without a timetable to even begin that rehab assignment, but once fully healthy he will assume a mid-leverage relief role.
VerHagen (forearm) was placed on the 10-day injured list Tuesday.
As expected, VerHagen will begin the season on the shelf as he nurses a strained forearm. The issue isn't thought to be anything overly serious, though the right-hander remains without a timeline for his return. The move is backdated to Monday, making VerHagen eligible to return April 4. Joe Jimenez and Victor Alcantara should handle the bulk of setup duties in his absence.
VerHagen is expected to head to the injured list to open the year with a strained forearm, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
VerHagen had been dealing with a shoulder issue earlier in spring and is now apparently battling a new problem. The issue isn't considered a serious one but the Tigers have little reason to risk further injury, especially considering that injured-list trips can be backdated by three days at the start of the year, meaning VerHagen could be eligible to return just a week into the season.
VerHagen (shoulder) is included on the Tigers' list of available pitchers for Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
VerHagen has been idle for the past two weeks while battling tightness around his throwing shoulder. His inclusion on the Tigers' travel list suggests the injury is behind him at this point, but he'll still probably need to make an appearance or two in the Grapefruit League to give the team more confidence about his status heading into Opening Day. VerHagen, who posted a 4.53 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 56.1 innings last season, will likely be a factor in the middle innings this season.
VerHagen said Saturday that tests confirmed that he's experiencing inflammation around his throwing shoulder, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
VerHagen complained off a dead arm earlier this week, leading to some fears that he may have suffered a recurrence of the symptoms of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, a condition he experienced a few years ago that required surgery. Fortunately, an MRI cleared him of any structural damage, so he'll merely treat his shoulder with anti-inflammatory medication before starting up his throwing program again. A long-term absence thus doesn't look to be in store for VerHagen, though he may need to resume mound work within the next week to avoid opening the regular season on the injured list.
VerHagen is being evaluated Thursday for what the team is calling dead arm, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.
He had a rough outing Wednesday, and it is being attributed to whatever is going on with him physically. Consider him day-to-day for now.
VerHagen (2-2) pitched three scoreless innings of relief and picked up the win Wednesday against the Reds. He allowed three hits and struck out two.
Detroit starter Mike Fiers took a line drive to the shin and left after tossing two innings, which forced VerHagen into early action, and he performed well. The righty has a subpar 5.77 ERA this season, but he's been better since returning from a DL stint on July 9. Over his last 15.2 innings, VerHagen has a 1.72 ERA and 0.51 WHIP. He should continue serving in a long-relief role for the Tigers.
VerHagen allowed no runs on one hit and one walk while fanning three across 2.2 innings in his first outing since June 19.
VerHagen was having a rough go of it prior to landing on the disabled list, as he'd surrendered one or more runs in seven of his last 10 outings before suffering a broken nose. He'll look to turn it around as he sits with an alarming 8.02 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 21 strikeouts over 21.1 innings.
The Tigers will activate VerHagen (nose) from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Monday's series opener against the Rays.
VerHagen has been sidelined for the past couple of weeks with a broken nose. After checking out fine physically during a trio of rehab appearances with Triple-A Toledo, he'll re-enter the Detroit bullpen Monday, likely working in middle or long relief.
VerHagen will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.
VerHagen, who has been on the disabled list since June 20 after sustaining a broken nose, appears likely to spend little more than the minimum 10 days on the DL. The 27-year-old should make a couple appearances with the Mud Hens and could return to the Tigers early next week.
The Tigers placed VerHagen (nose) on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.
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 is likely for the 27-year-old after having his nose re-set, especially with the Tigers already wanting 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 inning, and was struck in the face as he was unable to field the relay throw from second base. 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.
The Tigers selected VerHagen's contract from Triple-A Toledo ahead of his scheduled start Monday in Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Yankees, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Since being dropped from the 40-man roster in late April, VerHagen has emerged as a dominant arm in the Toledo rotation, submitting a 1.32 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 41:8 K:BB in 27.1 innings. The right-hander's track record as both a starter and reliever in the majors has been far more checkered, however, so it will be difficult to stream him with much confidence against one of baseball's top offenses. If VerHagen acquits himself well in the difficult matchup, he could earn a second start in the Tigers' weekend series against the Indians with rotation members Francisco Liriano (hamstring) and Jordan Zimmermann (shoulder) both expected to remain on the disabled list until at least next week.
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|2017||AAA-Toledo Mud Hens||7||7||4.90||19||19||0||0||0||97.1||108||59||53||7||4||43||69|