Tuesday, November 30 2021

Reports: Justin Verlander re-signing with Astros on one-year deal originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

Justin Verlander is staying in Houston.

The two-time Cy Young Award winner will re-sign with the Houston Astros. His brother Ben, who is an MLB analyst for Fox Sports, first announced the news Wednesday night.

The deal is a one-year pact worth $25 million with a player option for 2023, according to multiple reports. The option year is for $25 million as well, per MLB Network’s Jon Heyman.

Verlander reportedly was drawing interest from several teams, including the Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves. But, shortly after officially declining his qualifying offer of $18.4 million on Wednesday, Verlander reached an agreement on a new deal with Houston.

Verlander, who will turn 39 in February, hasn’t pitched since Opening Day of the 2020 season due to an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery. He is expected to be ready for the start of the 2022 season.

The eight-time All-Star has been stellar for Houston since coming over from the Detroit Tigers in a 2017 midseason trade, posting a 43-15 record with a 2.45 ERA. He also helped the Astros capture the franchise’s first World Series championship in 2017.

Source: Yahoo Sports

Previous

Yankees free agency and trade buzz: Justin Verlander staying in Houston

Next

Steph Curry questionable for Warriors vs. Cavs with hip contusion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Trailer: ‘Human: The Darren Waller Story’

Trailer: ‘Human: The Darren Waller Story’ | FOX Sports Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller is one of the NFL’s best players, but he almost threw away his career before it even began. Watch the full feature “Human: The Darren Waller Story” on all FOX Sports digital platforms on Friday. 4 HOURS AGO・NFL・1:08 top […]

Read More

Source: Blue Jays reach deal with pitcher Kevin Gausman

TORONTO – The Toronto Blue Jays have reached an agreement with right-hander Kevin Gausman on a five-year, $110 million contract, pending a physical, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press late Sunday. The 30-year-old Gausman was 14-6 with a 2.81 ERA and 227 strikeouts in 192 innings for San Francisco last season. […]

Read More

NBA Betting Picks: Denver Nuggets vs Miami Heat preview, prediction and picks

In tonight’s interconference clash, the Denver Nuggets (9-10) are striving to snap their six-game losing streak versus the Miami Heat (13-7). However, can Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler spoil the sputtering Nuggets’ bounce-back aspirations?  Register an account with BetUS and claim a free bet worth up to $2500.  Denver Nuggets vs. Miami Heat news Leading […]

Read More