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Verlander has sore triceps

By The Associated Press

Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander felt soreness in his triceps and made an early exit from an exhibition start Sunday, and the AL Cy Young Award winner was headed for more tests.

Verlander was set to pitch four innings against the New York Mets. But with his velocity down from his previous start, Verlander was pulled after two scoreless innings.

The 37-year-old Verlander was slowed by a groin injury earlier in spring training.

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