Astros sign Justin Verlander to $66 million extension, per report

Justin Verlander

Prior to Saturday's agreement, Verlander's original contract - the hefty seven-year, $180 million arrangement he reached with the Tigers in 2013 - was set to expire at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

The Houston Astros and starting pitcher Justin Verlander have agreed to a two year, $66 million dollar extension, sources tell ESPN. He had a vesting option in his current contract for the 2020 season, but it was voided when he was traded by the Detroit Tigers in 2017.

Lawyer's office shot at after cop's acquittal in fatal shooting of teen
Earlier Thursday, Judge Alexander Bicket rejected a defense motion to acquit Rosfeld on the murder counts he faces. Rosfeld , 30, got choked up and dabbed away tears as he recounted finding the mortally wounded Rose on the ground.

The 2011 AL MVP and CY Young award victor is entering his 15th season.

Last season, the 2011 AL Cy Young victor finished second for the third time in voting for that award and was part of the top five for the seventh time. The 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young Award victor, he finished second in Cy Young voting last season after going 16-9 with a 2.52 ERA in 34 starts. Verlander has posted a 173 ERA+ and has struck out almost eight batters for every walk issued in his 248 innings in Houston. He has a 204-123 record with a 3.39 ERA in his career. Per Feinsand, the deal will likely cover two years and come out to a figure "in the range of" $66MM. He went 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA against the Yankees in the AL Championship Series that season and was selected MVP of that series.

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