Justin Verlander contract details: How much did Astros pay ace to return to Houston?
Justin Verlander is coming back to Houston.
Verlander started just once in 2020, rolling out six innings and allowing only two runs, before he succumbed to a forearm strain. In September, he said he required Tommy John surgery, ending his hopes of returning to the field for the 2020 season or 2021 campaign.
While Verlander is 38 years old, he showed no signs of aging prior to surgery, and on his return to Houston, he is offering the team a potential trump card ready to help the team return to the World Series.
This is how much he is expected to earn when he returns to Houston.
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Justin Verlander contract details
Fox Sports MLB analyst and Verlander’s brother, Ben Verlander, reported that the Astros have signed two-time winner Cy Young for a one year contract, 25 million dollars with a second year player option.
This came shortly after Verlander turned down the team’s qualifying offer, which was a one-year, $18.4 million offer. By retaining a new contract, not only can he secure about $7 million more, but he can also ensure that he can make another big payday in 2023 if he wants to return. return.
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According to the Associated Press, Verlander’s Player Options will be another $25 million.
The Astros are heavily committed to Verlander, who hasn’t played since 2019, but before the surgery he was back in top form. He was named AL Cy Young in 2019, the first time he’s won the award since 2011, when he surpassed Cy Young and MVP. In 2019, he had a 2.58 ERA in 223 innings for a career-best 35.4% stellar rate.
Last season, he placed second in the AL Cy Young voting behind Rays’ Blake Snell. Verlander had a 2.52 ERA in 214 rounds with a hit rate of 34.8%, which was the best at that point in his career.
Verlander has made at least 200 appearances in all but one season since 2006 (2015).
Justin Verlander’s career earnings
Verlander’s illustrious career brought him a lot of money.
According to Spotrac, Verlander made $274,588,222 in his 17 seasons in the major leagues.
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Before this season, Verlander signed a two-year, $66 million deal with the Astros. The biggest deal he ever signed came before the start of the 2013 season, when he signed a seven-year, $180 million deal with the Tigers. It was the second standout extension of his career, as he had previously signed a five-year, $80 million contract before the start of the 2010 season.