According to Detroit Tigers beat writer Jason Beck right hander Justin Verlander will start for the Tigers when they begin the season on April 5th in Miami vs the Marlins.
It will be the veteran Verlander's 8th Opening Day start for the Tigers.
Verlander enters his 12th year (11th full year) in the big leagues with a 157-97 W/L record, and a 3.52 ERA in 2,111 1/3rd innings pitched in 318 starts.
Verlander will lead a Tigers starting staff of both veteran pitchers like Anibal Sanchez, Mike Pelfrey, and Jordan Zimmermann with a mix of young arms in Daniel Norris and Matthew Boyd.
The Tigers report to Spring Training this Friday, February 19th.