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Astros deal for Verlander - MLB.com

With Verlander and Keuchel, the Astros now have two former Cy Young Award winners in their rotation. Among contending teams, only the Red Sox (Rick Porcello and David Price, when healthy) can also make that claim. This deal is reminiscent of the Astros ...and more »

Astros boost rotation with trade for Justin Verlander - Chicago Tribune

The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night, just before the deadline for having players eligible for postseason play. The right-hander joins the American League West leaders and a rotation that is ...and more »

Justin Verlander's best Detroit Tigers moments - Detroit Free Press

Justin Verlander's time with the Detroit Tigers is over. He was traded to the Houston Astros for a package of prospects late Thursday night as the Tigers get set to rebuild for the future. Here are some of our favorite moments from Verlander's 13-year ...and more »

Scouting the Tigers' Return for Justin Verlander - FanGraphs (blog)

Detroit acquired a trio of prospects from Houston last night in exchange for Justin Verlander. Two of those prospects appeared on our updated Astros top-10 list and will likely occupy a similar place in Detroit's improving system. Before we examine the ...and more »

Justin time: Astros get Verlander in last-minute deadline trade - Chron.com

In the type of blockbuster trade rarely seen in August, the Astros acquired former American League MVP and Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers late Thursday night and cemented their status as the favorites in the American ...and more »

Detroit Tigers GM: Justin Verlander trade 'necessary' to win in future - Detroit Free Press

It was complex, sensitive and inevitable. It was the toughest trade of Al Avila's career but also the easiest trade, one that will largely play into his legacy as the Detroit Tigers' general manager. And as noon approached today at Comerica Park, with ...and more »

Tigers deal Justin Verlander to Astros in last-minute deadline stunner - USA TODAY

The Detroit Tigers and Houston Astros pulled off a last-second blockbuster deal that sent former Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander to the first-place Astros, seconds before the 11:59 ET trade deadline Thursday evening. That ended a day of drama ...and more »

Verlander, Upton trades mark shift in strategy for Tigers - Crain's Detroit Business

If the four prospects the Detroit Tigers got in trades for Justin Verlander and Justin Upton don't pan out, it could become known as Black Thursday. And if the young players do develop into talented Major Leaguers in the future, the day will mark the ...and more »

The Houston Astros fixed their biggest weakness by landing Justin Verlander - Business Insider

Carlos Osorio/AP The Houston Astros acquired Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, bolstering arguably their biggest weakness — their pitching. To land Verlander, the Astros gave up three prospects who are considered by many in the MLB ...and more »

Justin Upton Is Thrilled to Join Angels and Playoff Race - New York Times

Justin Upton was eager to get back into a playoff race. The Los Angeles Angels badly needed another big bat to bolster their postseason push. The Angels acquired Upton, the four-time All-Star outfielder, from the Detroit Tigers on Thursday, giving up ...and more »