Justin Verlander Tweets Response to Talk He Might Be Tipping Pitches

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2017

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 15: Starting pitcher Justin Verlander #35 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after leaving the game during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on April 15, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Detroit Tigers star Justin Verlander doesn't seem concerned about potentially tipping pitches.

The pitcher tweeted a video of himself relaxing in a pool Monday:

The response came after speculation the Cleveland Indians were stealing signs in a loss Saturday, per George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus admitted there was a chance the pitcher was tipping his pitches.

"Could be," Ausmus said after the game. "Hitters are always trying to find an edge on pitchers and looking for a pitcher tipping is standard operating procedure. I can't tell if it is or isn't. Only the Indians can tell you that and they probably won't."

Verlander allowed a career-high nine earned runs on 11 hits in just four innings.

Considering he allowed just two runs in 13.1 innings in his first two starts of the season, it remains possible this was just a bad day from the six-time All-Star.

 

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