New York Mets pitcher Justin Verlander was placed on IL prior to Opening Day, according to the Mets official release.
“Justin Verlander will be placed on the IL with a low grade teres major strain. He will continue throwing at moderate intensity and we will rescan in a week. We will provide an update at that time.”
After spending the past few seasons with the Houston Astors, Verlander signed a massive two-year deal worth $86 million.
In 2022, Verlander went 18-4 with a 1.75 ERA and 185 strikeouts while winning a World Series title with the Astros.
The 1-2 punch of Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander is one of the best in the MLB, but it’s also the oldest. Older players, especially pitchers, are prone to injury.
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