Justin Verlander News

  • Hou-lander: Astros' latest model chisels triumph

    Justin Verlander proved to be just what the doctor ordered in his debut for the Astros on Tuesday night, with help from a welcome booster shot from fellow newcomer Cameron Maybin in a 3-1 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.

  • Verlander: 'Really happy' to join AL-best Astros

    Set to make his Astros debut on Tuesday, Justin Verlander was all smiles as he spoke about his new surroundings after moving on from Detroit after 13 seasons.

  • Verlander to make Astros debut Tuesday

    No matter how and when the news of the Astros' acquisition of ace pitcher Justin Verlander was delivered, it was met with overwhelming approval from Astros players. Verlander will make his Astros debut when he starts Tuesday against the Mariners in Seattle.

  • Astros home amid backdrop of relief efforts

    So often in the wake of American tragedy, baseball has helped to heal wounds, to stitch together communities, to allow people -- for three hours, at least -- to train their minds on something other than the hardship at hand. That is why the Astros felt it so important to return home for three games this weekend against the Mets, beginning with a split doubleheader Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

  • Q&A: Verlander always learning, adapting

    At 34 years old, but still feeling there is plenty of time left in his baseball career, Justin Verlander accepted a trade from the struggling Tigers to the American League West-leading Astros late Thursday night, putting him in position to be a part of the playoffs for the sixth time in his career.

  • Verlander: Detroit career 'so special for me'

    Right-hander Justin Verlander, whom the Tigers traded to the Astros prior to Thursday's waiver Trade Deadline, posted a message on his Instagram account on Friday, thanking the city and fans of Detroit and pledging on- and off-field commitment to his new team and city.

  • Justice: Verlander fits Astros' needs perfectly

    Justin Verlander gives the Astros a presence that they did not have before. That's a stretch-run presence. That's especially an October presence.

  • Last-minute Verlander deal lifts up Houston

    The Tigers pulled off a midnight deal to trade Justin Verlander to the Astros, completing a crazy day that included Justin Upton being traded to the Angels and essentially putting Detroit's rebuilding effort in full motion.

  • Verlander dazzles on hill, collects first MLB RBI

    Justin Verlander got off a career-long RBI schneid Wednesday, as he plated a run for the first time in 14 big league seasons.

  • Kate Upton, Tigers wives work out with Marines

    Kate Upton has a pretty rigorous workout routine with trainers as part of her job. Still, the supermodel and actress figured she was in for a challenge when the Michigan native joined five other Tigers wives and significant others in a workout with Marines on Tuesday at Wayne State University.

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