Detroit Tigers' pitcher, Justin Verlander may miss the beginning of the 2014 season according to general manager Dave Dombrowski.
Verlander underwent core muscle surgery in January after injuring himself during an offseason workout drill. Dombrowski said the ace's rehabilitation is going well but did concede that Verlander could miss the beginning of the season.
"He's doing great. I'm not concerned for him being out an extended period. If he misses any time of the season, it would only be a very short time period. I'm not ready to say that he will. But he's doing very well."
The six time All-Star underwent surgery on the 9th of January after he injured a 'core muscle' (probably his back or stomach) during a routine off-season workout.
Verlander had a 13-12 record with a 3.46 ERA last season, his highest since 2008 as the Tigers were eliminated in the ALCS by the eventual World Champion Boston Red Sox.
The Detroit ace was an All-Star for the sixth time last year and in 2011 he won the AL Cy Young, MVP and triple crown.
The Tigers finished the season 93-69 winning the AL Central for the third successive year.