Tigers Trade Justin Upton To Angels

Astros land Verlander in last-minute trade

Detroit won't simply give away their best pitcher, but it appears that they are more than willing to send Verlander to a team that will give up young players and pay the right-hander's contract.

Acquiring Verlander could be what eventually puts the Astros over the hump and gets them into the World Series. While he is prone to striking out, it pairs an impact power bat alongside Mike Trout in Los Angeles' lineup. Though he has homered 21 times, Pujols is hitting only.232 with a.665 OPS.

The American League's co-leaders in stolen bases are both members of the Houston Astros now, after the team acquired outfielder Cameron Maybin on a waiver claim from the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday.

Upton had a no-trade clause allowing him to nix deals to 20 teams.

The Tigers will fetch pitching prospect Grayson Long and a player to be named later or cash in exchange for Upton. He advanced to Double-A this season and has posted a 2.52 ERA and 1.13 WHIP, with 111 strikeouts in 121 2/3 innings.

That's also true because August 31 is the last day a trade can be made that will allow the acquisition to play on the postseason roster. His position? Left field.

Even though he is set to make $88.5 million over the next four seasons, Upton has said on multiple occasions that he had not yet decided on if he would opt-out of the contract to test free agency. He will be making $28 million each of the next two seasons, after which he has a $22 million option for the 2020 season that vests if he finishes in the top 5 of Cy Young voting in 2019.

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