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Justin Verlander signs $180 million dollar contract to stay with the Detroit Tigers

Justin Verlander has signed a seven year, $180 million extension to stay with the Detroit Tigers. He was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2014 MLB season. The new contract keeps him in Detroit through the 2019 season, with an option for the 2020 season.

Verlander has played eight MLB seasons. In that time, he won the 2006 American League Rookie of the Year, 2011 AL Cy Young Award, 2011 AL MVP and is a 5x MLB All-Star. He has also helped the Tigers win the 2006 and 2012 AL Pennants.

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