The Detroit Tigers have announced that they have agreed to a five-year contract extension with starting pitcher and team ace Justin Verlander.
Verlander has two years remaining on the five-year, $79.5 million contract he signed after the 2009 season. He will make $20 million in each of those seasons. Add those two seasons, with the reported terms of the extension, including the option, and Verlander would be baseball’s first $200 million pitcher. This deal now exceeds the $175 Million dollar extension tendered to Seatle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.
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