Justin Verlander Was Supposedly Offered By The Yankees
Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros agreed to a one-year, (dollar)25 million contract earlier this week.
Given that they weren’t the only American League team interested in the two-time Cy Young Award winner, it was a significant move for the Astros.
The New York Yankees have expressed interest in Verlander, according to MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.
A one-year deal worth (dollar)25 million was also offered to him.
The Astros offered Verlander a player option for the following season, which he accepted.
“The Yankees have offered Verlander a one-year deal worth (dollar)25 million,” Heyman tweeted on Saturday afternoon.
“Good offer, but we couldn’t match the (dollar)50 million two-year deal with opt-out he got from the Astros.”
Verlander would have been an excellent fit in the Bronx alongside Gerrit Cole, as the two aces have already had success together in Houston.
Verlander, who is 38 years old, was wise to accept a contract that extends beyond next season.
If Verlander is able to regain his All-Star form in 2022, he may opt out of his player option and return to free agency.
He can also exercise his (dollar)25 million option for the 2023 season if things don’t work out.
Verlander missed the entire 2021 season due to ulnar collateral ligament surgery.
He had a 21-6 record, a 2.58 ERA, and 300 strikeouts in 2019.
What Justin Verlander Was Supposedly Offered By The Yankees
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