Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

The Arizona Republic
Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency
Verlander says Astros better situation than free agency

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agent process is broken. Still, he says that's not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market. "I can't see a better situation," Verlander said Sunday after the Astros announced a three-year contract that added $66 million in guaranteed money for 2020 and '21. A 36-year-old right-hander, Verlander had been due $28 million in 2019, the final guaranteed season of a $180 million, seven-year deal he signed with Detroit before the 2013 season. His new deal followed two straight slow free-agent markets and came after agreements during spring training on long-term deals for Colorado third baseman

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