Justin Verlander, Astros closing in on two-year, $66 million extension

by Brendan Tuma | Astros Correspondent | Fri, Mar 22nd 9:32pm EDT

Mark Feinsand of USA Today reports the Astros and Justin Verlander are nearing an agreement on a contract extension. (Mark Feinsand on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

The deal is believed to be in the two-year, $66 million range. Verlander is a free agent after this year, so this extension would likely keep him in Houston for three more seasons (including this one). The 36-year-old was dominant in 2018, striking out 290 batters over 214 innings while posting a 2.52 ERA. He's one of the best starting pitcher options in fantasy baseball this year.

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