The Detroit Tigers have agreed to a five-year contract extension with Justin Verlander through 2019, with a vesting option for the 2020 season. ESPN reports that the deal is worth $180 million -- $202 million if the 2020 season is in play. "I love this city & the fans - couldn't be more excited to spend my career here!" Verlander tweeted shortly after the announcement. "We're going to bring a World Series to Detroit!!!" The announcement was made before the Tigers played their final home game of spring training today, against the Tampa Bay Rays. “Justin is one of the premier pitchers in baseball, and we are thrilled to keep him in a Tigers uniform for many years to come,” general manager Dave Dombrowski said in a released statement. “Justin has been a Tiger for his entire career, and he is on pace to be one of the greatest pitchers in this illustrious franchise’s history.”
Justin Verlander signs with Tigers through 2019: 'We're going to bring a World Series to Detroit!!!'
Detroit Free Press | Mar 29