Justin Verlander RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tigers trade Justin Verlander to Houston Astros

    Detroit Free Press "It was the deal that had to happen, a match made in heaven for two organizations trending in much different directions. At approximately 11:59 p.m. on Thursday night, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was traded to the Houston Astros for three prospects, according to multiple persons with..." September 01

  • Justin Verlander felt fatigue in his trapezius muscle

    Hardball Talk "Tigers starter Justin Verlander continued to pitch well, tossing six effective innings in Wednesday afternoon’s 6-2 win against the Rockies. He was only able to go six innings, however, and said he felt fatigue in his trapezius muscle, Anthony Fenech of the Free Press reports. Verlander thinks it..." August 31

  • Tigers In “Active Discussions” On Justin Verlander Trade Possibilities

    MLB Trade Rumors "2:29pm: While Detroit is indeed asking around about Verlander trades, FanRag’s Jon Heyman tweets that a trade of Verlander remains “possible but not probable.” As of yesterday, Tigers brass was reportedly not optimistic about reaching a deal for Verlander. 1:49pm: The Tigers are in “active..." August 31

  • Justin Verlander Reportedly Not Expected to Be Traded Before Deadline

    Bleacher Report "With Major League Baseball's waiver trade deadline on Aug. 31, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander is reportedly unlikely to be dealt. Per USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Tigers "believe it's highly unlikely" Verlander will be traded before Thursday's deadline. MLB Network's Jon..." August 30

  • Astros, Mystery Team Pursuing Tigers’ Justin Verlander

    NESN "The Major League Baseball season has reached the stretch run, and teams still have a short amount of time to add keys players that can help them clinch their spot in the postseason. Justin Verlander is by far the most intriguing name out there, and he just might be moved before the Aug. 31..." August 30

  • Justin Verlander, Victor Martinez seem to have quickly quashed their feud

    Michigan Live "Hours after quarreling in the dugout, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez were playing cards together on the team's chartered plane to Chicago. That's according to manager Brad Ausmus, who said he didn't even discuss the incident with the players because it was patched..." August 26

  • Verlander, Martinez nearly fought after Yankees brawl

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Tigers aren't doing great right now. Their home game against the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon transformed into two teams brawling with each other, occasionally stopping to play some baseball. And Tigers' star pitcher Justin Verlander and designated hitter Victor Martinez..." August 24

  • Justin Verlander trade talks not currently active

    Larry Brown Sports "A trade involving Justin Verlander does not appear to be imminent, according to one report. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Wednesday that trade talks involving the Detroit Tigers starter are not currently active. Verlander cleared revocable waivers earlier this month, clearing the way..." August 24

  • Kate Upton tweets at Rob Manfred over Justin Verlander’s juiced balls theory

    Sportress of Blogitude "Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander recently made the case in a tweet that baseballs are juiced. While Verlander’s claim has its supporters and critics, the pitcher can at least rely on fiancée Kate Upton’s support. The supermodel on Tuesday took to social media to tweet at MLB commissioner..." August 23

  • Justin Verlander implies baseballs are juiced

    Sportsnaut "How does Justin Verlander celebrate throwing a gem against baseball’s best team? By heavily implying that baseball’s are juiced. What else? ESPN’s Buster Olney took to Twitter to note that 75 MLB players have 20 home runs in 2017, while only 57 topped that mark in 2014. It’s one of many stats..." August 21

  • Verlander: Trade rumors 'on my mind, that's for sure'

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander spoke on a few topics after the Detroit Tigers’ 10-4 loss to the Rangers on Tuesday night, their ninth loss in the last 11 games. Among them were the trade rumors that have circulated his name for the better part of the past two months and his future with the only organization he..." August 16

  • Tigers and Astros discussing Verlander deal

    Fanrag Sports "The Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers are discussing a possible deal to send former MVP and Cy Young-winning starting pitcher Justin Verlander to Houston, sources tell FanRag Sports. Though the two continue to discuss a deal, completing one won’t be easy. Verlander, 34, is still due to make $28..." August 15

  • CBA could aid potential Verlander trade

    MLB.com "The Astros and Tigers have discussed a Justin Verlander trade this month, sources say, but it remains unclear if the sides have made much progress. Among the numerous obstacles: Detroit has been reluctant to eat a substantial amount of money in a deal for the ace, at least without receiving..." August 11

  • Ausmus would be 'shocked' by Verlander trade

    The Score "Justin Verlander has cleared revocable waivers - allowing Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila to shop the six-time All-Star to any team he wants - but manager Brad Ausmus said he'd be "shocked" if the veteran right-hander was dealt in the next few weeks. "It's too hard really to have a..." August 08

  • Justin Verlander Reportedly Drawing Interest from Astros

    Bleacher Report "The Houston Astros reportedly had contact with the Detroit Tigers about a potential trade involving starting pitcher Justin Verlander. On Sunday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported the news, citing sources who said the contact occurred "this month." However, Morosi cautioned it is "unclear if..." August 07

  • Justin Verlander Reportedly Clears Revocable Trade Waivers

    Bleacher Report "Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander has reportedly cleared revocable trade waivers, which makes him eligible to be dealt following Monday's non-waiver MLB trade deadline. Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press provided the status update Friday." August 04

  • Tigers GM doubtful of trading Verlander this season

    MLB.com "Now that the non-waiver Trade Deadline has passed, expect the Tigers to put much of their roster on revocable waivers on the chance of an August deal. Justin Verlander was one of the first. Don't expect anything to come out of it. An industry source confirmed an ESPN report that Verlander..." August 03

  • Justin Verlander Reportedly Placed on Revocable Waivers Amid Trade Rumors

    Bleacher Report "With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline in the rearview mirror, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander was placed on revocable waivers Wednesday and could be a trade candidate before the Aug. 31 deadline. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reported the Tigers placed Verlander on revocable..." August 02

  • Kate Upton: I keep 'delaying everything' about wedding with Justin Verlander

    Detroit Free Press "More than a year after getting engaged, Kate Upton and Justin Verlander are still in the wedding planning process. And who can blame them? The supermodel and Detroit Tigers right-hander have been pretty busy. While one - Verlander - is trudging through a long 2017 baseball season and has..." August 02

  • Justin Verlander inadvertently shared Yankees’ media Wifi password

    Sportsnaut "Minutes before the trade deadline, Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander let it be known that he wasn’t going anywhere, posting a selfie from the visiting clubhouse at Yankee Stadium, where the Tigers are playing. Though, in a funny twist, he actually did a little more than just that. It..." August 01

  • Verlander confirms he hasn't been traded by posting locker-room selfie

    UPI "He has an MVP, Cy Young Award, Rookie of the Year and more. But Justin Verlander recently became a reporter, stating that he's still with the Detroit Tigers. Verlander, 34, has been rumored in trade talks for months, but remains with the franchise. He has been a member of the Tigers since being..." August 01

  • Tigers' Justin Verlander, and Justin Upton will not be traded

    CBS Sports "The Detroit Tigers have had an active July. They entered trade-deadline day having already dealt J.D. Martinez and Justin Wilson, among others. It doesn't appear the Tigers will make another big move before the 4 p.m. ET deadline, however. In fact, Bob Nightengale is reporting that both Justin..." July 31

  • Verlander: Trade deadline is win-win scenario

    ESPN "With the trade deadline a day away, Justin Verlander considers himself in a win-win situation, as he wouldn't mind staying with the Detroit Tigers and has control over which teams can acquire him. Verlander pitched six scoreless innings Sunday against the Houston Astros in what could be his..." July 31

  • Verlander will remain a Tiger barring miracle

    Fanrag Sports "Barring a crazy, last-second turnabout, iconic Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander will remain in Detroit after Monday’s trade deadline. There’s been a lot of speculation about Verlander since the Tigers are conducting a sale, but sources say it would take a “miracle” for him to change..." July 29

  • Dodgers confident they will land Darvish, Gray or Verlander

    CBS Sports "Coming into Thursday, the Dodgers have baseball's best record (71-31) and best staff ERA (3.12), both by comfortable margins. The Astros have the second best record (67-34) and the Diamondbacks have the second best staff ERA (3.52). Despite their record and strong pitching staff, the Dodgers..." July 27

  • Justin Verlander admits - briefly - Detroit Tigers tenure may now be over

    Detroit Free Press "There was a moment, however fleeting, that Justin Verlander wants to share with you. It came after the top of the seventh inning on Monday night, after the 119th pitch of his night, a 98 m.p.h. fastball, was caught in centerfield. It was in the back of his mind – has been for quite some time..." July 25

  • Justin Verlander Trade Talks Reportedly Involve Cubs, Dodgers

    Bleacher Report "MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Monday that the Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs have been engaged in trade talks involving starting pitcher Justin Verlander and catcher Alex Avila. Verlander would be the second big-name pitching acquisition for the Cubs after previously landing Jose Quintana..." July 24

  • Brewers reportedly monitoring Tigers' Verlander

    CBS Sports "The Brewers have seen their lead in the NL Central whittled down since the break, and that has increased the pressure on the Milwaukee front office to fortify the roster leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Even with Chase Anderson slowly working his way back from injury, the..." July 20

  • Astros in talks with A's on Sonny Gray; Verlander a fallback option

    CBS Sports "The Astros are running away with the AL West, but they're still looking to fortify their roster leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline in the hopes of a deep playoff run. Specifically, the Astros want to add some rotation help before July 31. We've known for time that Houston had eyes for..." July 20

  • Tigers Willing To Include Cash In Justin Verlander Trade

    Real GM Baseball "The Detroit Tigers are willing to discuss Justin Verlander in trade talks and have softened their stance on including cash in a possible deal. Verlander is in the fifth season of a seven-year, $180 million contract that will pay him $28 million each year from now through the 2019 season. About..." July 18

  • Tigers Reportedly Willing To Include Some Cash In Verlander Trade

    MLB Trade Rumors "Two weeks ago, it was reported that while the Tigers were willing to discuss Justin Verlander in trades, they sought a significant prospect return and weren’t inclined to include any financial compensation to offset his sizable contract. Now, MLB.com’s Jon Morosi tweets that the Tigers have..." July 17

  • Tigers-Cubs talks over Justin Verlander never got serious

    Detroit News "Before the Cubs made a dramatic trade Thursday with the White Sox that shipped pitcher Jose Quintana to Wrigley Field, the Cubs inquired about Tigers star Justin Verlander. However, a source familiar with the two clubs’ conversation say there was no formal Cubs offer. No Cubs prospects were..." July 16

  • Verlander market is thin but other Tigers getting noticed

    Fanrag Sports "After much anticipation over former MVP Justin Verlander hitting the trade market, Verlander isn’t drawing much, if any, trade interest now, according to sources. This is the case for a combination of reasons. He isn’t having nearly the same year he had last year, he makes $28 million a year..." July 13

  • Verlander on trade talk: ‘Where there’s smoke, there’s fire’

    CBS Detroit "The situation isn’t in Justin Verlander’s control. Except, of course, that it is. If the Tigers strike a deal for their ace in the coming month, Verlander will have the power to veto it. Rumors have intensified in the past few days with the Tigers struggling to stay afloat in the A.L...." July 06

  • Detroit Tigers future hinges on Al Avila's Justin Verlander quandary

    Detroit Free Press "Put your projection hat on: Are the Detroit Tigers closer to being a last-place team or a playoff team in 2018? That’s the whole issue, isn’t it? The Tigers are stuck in neutral. It’s obvious they’re not a playoff team. It’s just as obvious GM Al Avila should play the long game between..." July 06

  • Tigers want huge return for Verlander, won't retain salary

    ESPN "Despite a down year from ace Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers don't seem to be lowering their asking price on the right-hander. There's a perception among teams that have inquired on Verlander that the Tigers are looking for a "big, big, big return without salary offset," ESPN's Buster..." July 05

  • Tigers eying 'big, big' return in Justin Verlander trade

    247 Sports "The Detroit Tigers might be looking to trade Justin Verlander at the impending MLB trade deadline, and if they do, they are looking for the moon in return. According to ESPN's Buster Olney, the perception among teams looking at Verlander is the Tigers want a major return without much salary..." July 04

  • Cubs reportedly eyeing Tigers' Verlander, Avila

    CBS Sports "The reigning champion Cubs are presently a disappointing 42-40 on the season, but thanks to the surrounding mediocrity in the NL Central they're still very much in the race. They do, however, need roster improvements, and that's why they're expected to be an active buyer leading up to the July 31..." July 04

  • Justin Verlander snaps epic streak of 331 starts with at least one strikeout

    Sportsnaut "Dating back to May 4 of 2007, Justin Verlander had struck out at least one batter in every single start, a streak that spanned 331 starts. Unfortunately, the Detroit Tigers pitcher has seen that epic streak come to an end. Verlander was replaced by Chad Bell in the bottom of the fourth..." July 02

  • Verlander expected to hit trade market in next 2 weeks

    The Score "With the Detroit Tigers sitting near the bottom of the American League standings at 34-42, Justin Verlander's time with the club may soon come to an end. The 34-year-old winner of the 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young is expected to hit the trade market sometime in the next two weeks, according to..." June 28

  • Verlander had no issue with Dyson bunt that ended perfect game

    Michigan Live "Justin Verlander was throwing a perfect game. Then Jarrod Dyson laid down the perfect bunt. And thus the potential violation of one of baseball's unlimited number of unwritten rules, albeit this was only in the sixth inning. You do not bunt to break up a no-hitter. Except Verlander --..." June 22

  • Justin Verlander thinks the baseballs are juiced and sign-stealing lengthens games

    Michigan Live "Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander was seated at a card table in the middle of the visitors’ clubhouse at Safeco Field. His eyes were riveted to his phone. “Are people talking about this?” he asked to no one in particular. He turned to a group of reporters in the clubhouse: “Are people..." June 20

  • Justin Verlander not expected to miss time after tweaking his groin

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday Tigers ace Justin Verlander was removed from his start due to right groin tightness. The move was precautionary, but the team decided to give him an MRI just to be on the safe side. The team got some good news today: MRI results showed no structural damage and he is not expected to..." June 05

  • Detroit Tigers' Justin Verlander leaves with 'tight right groin'

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander’s day at Comerica Park was short. It was littered with control issues and foul balls, a couple of runs and the most ominous sign of all: Mound visits from Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus and head trainer Kevin Rand. Verlander didn’t look like his normal self, not at all...." June 04

  • Justin Verlander makes light of pitch-tipping talk with tweet

    ESPN "Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander apparently isn't worried he might be tipping his pitches. The right-hander tweeted "working on my tipping" Monday with a GIF of himself drinking a beer in a pool. Verlander matched a career high by allowing nine runs Saturday in the Indians' 13-6 win over..." April 18

  • Tigers concerned Justin Verlander is tipping pitches

    MLB.com "When Carlos Santana sent Justin Verlander's first-pitch curveball into the right-field seats Saturday, he passed former Indians and White Sox great Jim Thome for the most home runs against Verlander, who was asked about the comparison. "Pretty similar," Verlander said. "I either strike him out..." April 17