MLB pitcher Justin Verlander gets record extension with Detroit Tigers

MLB pitcher Justin Verlander gets record extension with Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers have reached an agreement with pitcher Justin Verlander  for a $140 million contract extension. This will keep Verlander in Detroit through 2019. The deal includes a $22 million vesting option for a sixth year and starts in 2015.  The already owe Verlander $40 million for the next two seasons, so the Tigers will now pay the pitcher $180 million over the next seven seasons.

This makes Verlander the highest paid pitcher in the league over annual value.

Verlander tweeted his excitement about the deal:

I love this city & the fans – couldn’t be more excited to spend my career here! We’re going to bring a World Series to Detroit!!! 4:45 PM – 29 Mar 13

Hey Justin, with that kind of money coming your way, you better bring more than one World Series to Detroit.

I still don’t know where baseball gets its money.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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