Astros ace Justin Verlander appears to have made full use of the coronavirus pause of the season. The veteran hurler is back to throwing off of the mound, per his own Instagram feed.
When last we checked in on JV, he was making progress in healing up from a few recent maladies. As of late April, he felt he had mostly healed from a lat strain and was also moving in a positive direction following groin surgery.
It would seem the upward trajectory has continued since that time. Verlander looks to be throwing comfortably in the video he provides.
What remains unclear at this point is just what timeline remains for Verlander to ramp up to full readiness. It isn’t yet known precisely when the 2020 season will launch, but that date is surely approaching.
It would obviously be a huge boon to the Astros to have Verlander available for all of the truncated campaign. He has been outstanding ever since arriving in Houston, producing excellent results while shouldering a heavy workload even as he moves into his late thirties.
This just in: Verlander’s a tool.
this just in: Verlander is a 1st ballot HoFer
I didn’t say he wasn’t a great pitcher. Just that he’s a tool. Plenty of HOFers who kinda suck as people.
All evidence to the contrary but by all means continue showing your ignorance of Justin Verlander and his record in baseball
I dunno about that. but he has the hottest wife in baseball.
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He’s a first ballot HOF. Since his debut he dominates in many of the important categories finishing in the top 3, first in many.
Im not a doctor but im sure your cervix will be fine.
^yeah what @nats3256 said…who cares about the HOF when you get to go home to Kate upton every night. He’s get hi own hall of fame at home lol
see. who said braves and nationals fans cant get along.
Can’t argue that.
I wanna hear how much better your career is?
Don’t blame Verlander for Astro’s sign fiasco, he didn’t get there until September
I like how the Astros have just benefitted from the virus. Injured players get to heal in time for a prospective season and if the season starts up, no matter how long it lasts, those suspended for a year will serve their time as written..
no team is benefitting more from a delayed season than the Yankees.
I’d be shocked if any of the suspended guys have jobs next year. I think they’ll get jobs eventually but mot that soon
Doesn’t every pitcher have to throw from a mound?
Also: he is a gigantic tool.
How do you know he has a gigantic tool?
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Cheating, arrogant,double standard.
Can you all calm down about Verlander’s $35m per annum, delectable lady wife, then glance in the mirror and simply say to yourselves – “”Look what she could have won….”
There’s a lack of perspective here, and you are letting yourselves down….
Which weirdly could have been exactly what he thinks about you. Or me? Guess which thought might have greater impact?
Verlander is one of the best pitchers in awhile. I know a lot of people just want to hate on the Astros. I would say he is a Hall of Famer.
I don’t think any of those people hating could argue he is not a HOF guy.
He’s a first ballot hall of gamer. There’s no need to even make a case, it is just a fact
Most pitchers do
Verlander was a first ballot Hall of Famer before he ever threw a pitch for the Astros.
Ain’t that the truth.
my surgery was canceled and still I wait. glad the tool was able to get his though
Gee, it’s almost like we live in a society where rich people get more perks than the rest of us. When did that happen?
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I wish that tool was pitching for the Red Sox