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Justin Verlander (forearm) threw about 75 pitches in a sim game on Wednesday.
Some of Verlander's final pitches were throwing in the bullpen, so not all 75 went to live batters. Still, it's another step in the right direction for Verlander, who could return as early as next week at this point. The former Cy Young award winner is trying to make 1-2 starts before the playoffs.
Justin Verlander (forearm) is expected to throw 3-4 innings in a simulated game on Wednesday.
Verlander has made just one start this season but is trying to come back for one or two appearances in the regular season. Obviously, he would then be available for the Astros' postseason run. The team has said Verlander will be brought back as a starter.
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Justin Verlander (forearm) could face hitters during his next throwing session.
Verlander threw a bullpen on Saturday without any issues. He's still targeting a return by the end of the regular season and hopes to contribute to an Astros playoff run. Houston has said they're bringing Verlander back as a starter.
Astros manager Dusty Baker says Justin Verlander (forearm) could return by the end of September.
Verlander threw 50 pitches in a bullpen session on Wednesday and it apparently went well. The 36-year-old is clearly trying to get back with his eyes set on a postseason run with the Astros. He might make just 1-2 more fantasy relevant starts. Add him if he was dropped, though.
Astros pitcher Justin Verlander threw 50-55 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday as he continues to work his way back from a forearm injury that has sidelined him for the entire season.
When Verlander first landed on the injured list with a forearm injury, it was reported that his season was over and that Tommy John surgery was a possibility. Verlander immediately disputed that report and vowed to return soon, and it sounds like he is getting close to doing just that.