Justin Verlander returning to Houston Astros

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander speaks to media ahead of Game 1 of the baseball World Series between the Houston Astros and the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Houston. Game 1 of the series starts Friday. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) (Eric Gay, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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.

Ben Verlander, Fox Sports MLB Analyst, said on X:

ESPN’s Jeff Passan also reported the deal, citing sources familiar with the agreement.

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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