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Sports Minute: Verlander scratched from Thursday start with groin tightness

3 months 1 week 1 day ago Wednesday, February 26 2020 Feb 26, 2020 February 26, 2020 5:19 PM February 26, 2020 in Sports - AP - Texas

By BY CHUCK KING
Associated Press

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Justin Verlander's spring training debut will be postponed at least a few more days while the Houston Astros ace deals with tightness in his groin. Verlander had been scheduled to start Thursday against Washington. Instead, he will throw a simulated game at the Astros' complex prior to that exhibition. Houston manager Dusty Baker said the tightness first appeared a couple of days ago. Baker says he isn't worried about the injury lingering. Verlander won his second Cy Young Award last season by going 21-6 with a 2.52 ERA.

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