HOUSTON – Former Houston Astros ace pitcher Justin Verlander is returning to the Houston Astros
KPRC 2′s Randy McIlvoy confirmed the reports shared on social media and news that Verlander’s brother, Ben, shared Tuesday.
McIlvoy added that if the deal goes through, he would face Yankees this weekend.
MLB Network says #Astros top prospect OF Drew Gilbert is part of the deal to NYM— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) August 1, 2023
Ben Verlander, Fox Sports MLB Analyst, said on X:
H-TOWNNNNNN!!!!!! 🤘— Ben Verlander (@BenVerlander) August 1, 2023
ESPN’s Jeff Passan also reported the deal, citing sources familiar with the agreement.
The Houston Astros have a deal in place to acquire ace Justin Verlander from the New York Mets, sources familiar with the agreement tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) August 1, 2023
USA TODAY Sports Major League Baseball columnist Bob Nightengale also reported the news, saying Verlander and the Astros have a deal in place to take the pitcher back from the Mets, citing sources familiar with the agreement via ESPN.
The 40-year-old pitcher was traded to the Mets in December. He is married to model Kate Upton.
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