Latest Justin Verlander News

Verlander, Pujols voted Comeback Players of the Year

Nov. 22, 2022 22:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander and St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols won baseball's Comeback Player of the Year awards Tuesday night. Verlander, the American League recipient, returned from Tommy John surgery to lead Houston to its second World Series...

Manfred sure Mets-Yanks collusion query will find no issue

Nov. 17, 2022 22:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Thursday that Major League Baseball is looking into potentially improper communication between the New York Mets and Yankees regarding star free agent Aaron Judge and said he is confident the inquiry will find no issues. ...

Verlander, Alcantara are unanimous Cy Young Award winners

Nov. 16, 2022 22:06 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — It didn't take Justin Verlander long to realize he could have a special year after missing almost two full seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery. Heading into his fifth start, Verlander knew he was back. “In that moment, I felt normal and like...

Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros wins his third American League Cy Young Award in a unanimous vote

Nov. 16, 2022 19:57 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros wins his third American League Cy Young Award in a unanimous vote.

Verlander declines $25M Astros option, becomes free agent

Nov. 10, 2022 19:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Verlander declined a $25 million option with the Houston Astros to become a free agent on Thursday, five days after helping the team with its second World Series title. The 39-year-old right-hander likely headed to his third Cy Young Award got his first World...

New Marlins assistant GM Oz Ocampo sees Miami's potential

Nov. 09, 2022 19:32 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Oz Ocampo already sees a similarity between the Miami Marlins and the two teams that just played in the World Series. Miami’s new assistant general manager — who came to the Marlins from Houston — cites a stat that suggested that the World Series champion Astros...

Orioles claim OF Daz Cameron off waivers from Tigers

Nov. 09, 2022 17:31 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles claimed outfielder Daz Cameron off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday. Cameron hit .219 with a homer and eight RBIs in 21 games with Detroit last season. He also appeared in 98 games with Triple-A Toledo, batting .240 with 10 homers...

Baker to return as Houston Astros manager for 2023

Nov. 09, 2022 15:23 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — For years, as Dusty Baker chased his first World Series title as a manager, the former big league outfielder would always say if he won one he'd like to win two. Baker will get a chance to do just that after he agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros....

Judge, Ohtani among 3 finalists for AL MVP award next week

Nov. 07, 2022 20:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani and Yordan Alvarez are the finalists for American League MVP in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. St. Louis Cardinals teammates Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt remain contenders for NL MVP, along with San Diego...

Astros' offseason involves Baker contract, free agents

Nov. 06, 2022 16:16 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros may have won their second World Series in six years and been a consistent presence in the playoffs, but there are a lot of questions the team will need to address in the offseason. Manager Dusty Baker and general manager James Click aren’t yet...