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Tigers extend Justin Verlander

The Tigers and Justin Verlander have agreed to a five year extension worth 80 million dollars, according to the Associated Press. Verlander made 35 starts for the Tigers last season on his way to a 19-9 record and a 3.45 ERA. 


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
Justin Verlander 19-9 35 35 3 1 0 0 240.0 219 99 92 20 63 269 3.45 1.17

The Tigers have certainly shelled out a lot of cash over the past few seasons and you'd hate to see Verlander not live up to expectations. Verlander has pitched in over 200 innings over the past three years and over 180 in the past four years, meaning he can eat a lot of innings but is more susceptible to shoulder problems.

Still, this is a good move for the Tigers to lock up their soon-to-be 27-year old ace.