Houston Astros' Justin Verlander says he 'dodged a bullet,' placed on 15-day IL with calf injury


Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander, a leading candidate for the AL Cy Young Award, has been placed on the injured list with a right calf injury. The team announced the move Tuesday and said that an MRI done on the calf Monday revealed fascial disruption, but no muscle fiber disruption. Verlander said he isn't sure of a timetable for his return but doesn't expect to be out too long.