Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - The Detroit Tigers announced that starter
Justin Verlander underwent successful core muscle repair surgery on Thursday.
Verlander will have rehabilitation for the next six weeks and will be re-
evaluated at that time.
"We fully anticipate Justin to participate in spring training and be in a
position to compete at the beginning of the 2014 season," said Tigers general
manager Dave Dombrowski.
The 30-year-old right-hander earned his fifth consecutive All-Star berth in
2013, but struggled to a 13-12 record and 3.46 earned run average in 218 1/3
innings over 34 starts for the AL Central champions.
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