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• Dombrowski said Drew VerHagen's back injury, diagnosed as a stress fracture, will likely be a season-ending injury. VerHagen made a spot start for Detroit last month, then went on the seven-day disabled list at Triple-A Toledo. While VerHagen is expected to recover this year, he is not expected to have enough time to make any more starts before the minor-league season ends.

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