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Report: Astros interested in Tigers pitchers Justin Verlander, Justin Wilson

Report: Astros interested in Tigers pitchers Justin Verlander, Justin Wilson
Posted at 1:49 PM, Jul 20, 2017

The Houston Astros are interested in dealing for Tigers pitchers Justin Verlander and Justin Wilson, according to MLB Network reporter Jon Morosi.

Wilson has a 2.75 ERA and 0.94 WHIP, making him an attractive candidate for teams looking to add some depth to their bullpen.

Verlander is, well, Verlander. He's the Tigers' ace, and the biggest, shiniest piece they have to offer as the July 31 trade deadline approaches.

With that said, Verlander's production has dipped recently (4.54 ERA), and he still has three years and $78 million left on his contract after this season.

According to Anthony Fench of the Detroit Free Press, the Milwaukee Brewers have also expressed interest in Verlander. 

Morosi also reported that the Astros are looking at Oakland Athletics right-hander Sonny Gray.