(WXYZ) — Justin Verlander is dashing the hopes of Tigers' fans by agreeing to a new deal with the Houston Astros.
The former Cy Young winner's deal was first announced on Twitter by his brother, Fox Sports MLB analyst Ben Verlander.
The @JustinVerlander deal with the Houston @astros is a 1 year, $25 million deal, with a player option for the 2nd year— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) November 17, 2021
The younger Verlander reports the deal is for 1 year and is worth $25 million. There is a player option for a 2nd year.
Justin Verlander is currently a free agent. Among those hoping he would return to the Detroit Tigers was Miguel Cabrera.