Justin Verlander RUMORS & NEWS

  • Verlander criticized for ill-advised All Lives Matter tweet

    Sporting News "Justin Verlander may not be pitching this October, but he's going to make headlines for his postgame comments. On the TBS postgame show following the Rangers-Blue Jays American League Division Series finale, the panel of analysts decided to sing the Canadian national anthem, "O Canada." They..." October 10

  • Verlander defends Fulmer in testy exchange with reporter

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander deemed it a poor choice of words, so he came to the defense of teammate Michael Fulmer in a social media exchange today with a senior writer for Fox Sports. Dieter Kurtenbach wrote a column explaining why he thought Gary Sanchez of the New York Yankees..." September 24

  • Justin Verlander has it all — including, once again, dominance on the mound

    USA Today "He’s guaranteed to earn more than $250 million by 2019, is engaged to a supermodel, the envy of every car enthusiast and will spend the winter frolicking among the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. Still, it’s not nearly enough for Justin Verlander, ace of the Detroit Tigers. Verlander has..." September 12

  • Once a Tigers rookie phenom, Verlander takes Fulmer under his wing

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Verlander didn’t really know who Michael Fulmer was when spring training began. He had heard about the big rookie right-handed pitcher, the one with the big beard who was the biggest prospect the Detroit Tigers added in last year’s trade deadline sell-off. But this spring training,..." August 19

  • Justin Verlander weighs in on ugly history with new teammate Erick Aybar

    Sportress of Blogitude "Justin Verlander and new teammate Erick Aybar have a shared history, something that created the potential for serious awkwardness in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse. But the Tigers ace, in the interest of team harmony, insists that it’s time to move on from the arguable ugliness that transpired..." August 17

  • Is Tigers rookie Michael Fulmer the next Justin Verlander?

    ESPN "It was his first spring training since joining the Detroit Tigers in a trade the previous season, so virtually everything was unfamiliar. The setup in Lakeland, Florida; the coaching staff, including newly hired pitching coach Rich Dubee, and an entirely new roster of teammates. Michael Fulmer..." June 22

  • Report: Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, supermodel Kate Upton engaged

    Detroit Free Press "You figured it would be just a matter of time for these love birds, right? E! News reports that Kate Upton is now officially engaged to Detroit Tigers pitching ace Justin Verlander. The supermodel sported a gaudy engagement ring -- for what was believed to be the first time in public -- tonight..." May 03

  • Justin Verlander: 'This PED s--t is killing me'

    Sporting News "Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander went off early Friday after NL batting champion Dee Gordon's 80-game suspension was announced. And suddenly MLB and its players' union found itself at the intersection of due process and free speech. According to Yahoo Sports, Gordon's suspension was announced..." April 29

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