Verlander on A's trade: "They made that trade because of us." Verlander, Tigs have eliminated A's the last two years.
Asked how he's holding up under injury news, Ausmus joked, "I just bought my first pack of Marlboros," a reference to Jim Leyland's habit.
Scherzer said Dombrowski apologized to him for the way the statement on the contract made Scherzer appear. Direct quotes on this to come.
Verlander on A's and trade: "If they want to win a World Series, they are envisioning that they have to go through us."
Coke strands him. Verlander finishes with a 0.00 ERA for his 20 spring innings. And that's coming off core-repair surgery in January.