Justin Verlander RUMORS & NEWS

  • Brad Ausmus announces Justin Verlander will be Tigers Opening Day starter

    Detroit Sports Nation "On Saturday at TigerFest, manager Brad Ausmus announced that Justin Verlander will be the Detroit Tigers Opening Day starting pitcher. The Tigers first game will be played on April 3rd in Chicago against the White Sox. Ausmus said the rest of the rotation was yet to be determined. Verlander..." January 21

  • Verlander relieved Tigers didn't make major roster changes

    ESPN "Justin Verlander says he's happy rumors of a big Detroit Tigers selloff this offseason proved just that -- rumors. The Tigers ace, in an interview with MLB Network Radio on Friday, says he's happy Detroit has held on to its key players entering the 2017 season. "It would have been upsetting..." January 13

  • Report: Verlander, Upton purchase $5.5M Beverly Hills house

    Detroit News "Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and fiancée Kate Upton have purchased a house in Beverly Hills, California, for $5.475 million, according to a report. TMZ Sports says they began house hunting shortly after becoming engaged in May. The house is 5,000 square feet with five bedrooms,..." December 01

  • Kate Upton clarifies her NSFW Cy Young rant and rails against early voting

    USA Today "Supermodel Kate Upton used a slightly shocking Twitter rant to defend fiancee Justin Verlander when the Detroit Tigers hurler was left off a couple of Cy Young ballots and kept him from winning the AL award. One of those tweets was aimed at Verlander’s former teammate (and the 2016 AL Cy Young..." November 25

  • Justin Verlander Trade Would Propel Red Sox to the Top of AL Hierarchy

    Bleacher Report "Justin Verlander and Boston Red Sox fans may not be on the best terms right now. After Verlander lost the American League Cy Young Award to Boston sinkerballer Rick Porcello, Verlander's fiancee, Kate Upton, voiced her displeasure via Twitter [warning: NSFW language]. While Upton's and,..." November 22

  • Verlander fires back at reporter who tells Upton to 'pipe down'

    Washington Post "Kate Upton has a long way to go to reach Miko Grimes status when it comes to Twitter rants, but her defense of fiance Justin Verlander after he missed out on the American League Cy Young Award on Wednesday was enough for one MLB beat writer to tell her to “pipe down.” Upton sent out a tweet..." November 18

  • Hey, Kate Upton ... pipe down! There’s no scandal in Justin Verlander not winning the AL Cy Young

    New York Daily News "There’s been a lot of bellyaching about this year’s American League Cy Young vote, renewing the annual call by many for a change to the Baseball Writers Association of America’s voting process. With all due respect to Kate Upton, it’s time for her and everybody else to pipe down. For..." November 18

  • One of two Cy Young voters who snubbed Justin Verlander ‘agonized’ over decision: ‘I did the best I could’

    New York Daily News "Insert your favorite Electoral College joke here. Despite earning more first-place votes than any other pitcher, Justin Verlander finished second to Red Sox righty Rick Porcello in the American League Cy Young Award vote after two Tampa Bay writers left the Tigers ace off their ballot..." November 17

  • Will the Tigers trade Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander?

    Click on Detroit "As the Detroit Tigers openly try to trim payroll, many are asking: will they actually trade Miguel Cabrera? The Tigers are reportedly fielding calls for Miggy, as well as Justin Verlander, according to Jon Heyman. The Tigers are not saying they are rebuilding, but rather suggesting they are..." November 09

  • Tigers open to anything, get calls on Cabrera, Verlander

    Fanrag Sports "With the Tigers signaling they are open for business and willing to discuss just about anything in trades, a number of teams have checked in on superstar hitter Miguel Cabrera and superstar pitcher Justin Verlander. The Tigers are not saying they are rebuilding, but rather suggesting they are..." November 08

  • Verlander criticized for ill-advised All Lives Matter tweet

    Sporting News "Justin Verlander may not be pitching this October, but he's going to make headlines for his postgame comments. On the TBS postgame show following the Rangers-Blue Jays American League Division Series finale, the panel of analysts decided to sing the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada." They..." October 10

  • Verlander defends Fulmer in testy exchange with reporter

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander deemed it a poor choice of words, so he came to the defense of teammate Michael Fulmer in a social media exchange today with a senior writer for Fox Sports. Dieter Kurtenbach wrote a column explaining why he thought Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees..." September 24

  • Justin Verlander has it all — including, once again, dominance on the mound

    USA Today "He’s guaranteed to earn more than $250 million by 2019, is engaged to a supermodel, the envy of every car enthusiast and will spend the winter frolicking among the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Still, it’s not nearly enough for Justin Verlander, ace of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander has..." September 12

  • Once a Tigers rookie phenom, Verlander takes Fulmer under his wing

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander didn’t really know who Michael Fulmer was when spring training began. He had heard about the big rookie right-handed pitcher, the one with the big beard who was the biggest prospect the Detroit Tigers added in last year’s trade deadline sell-off. But this spring training,..." August 19

  • Justin Verlander weighs in on ugly history with new teammate Erick Aybar

    Sportress of Blogitude "Justin Verlander and new teammate Erick Aybar have a shared history, something that created the potential for serious awkwardness in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. But the Tigers ace, in the interest of team harmony, insists that it’s time to move on from the arguable ugliness that transpired..." August 17

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