Verlander Says He Almost Signed With Blue Jays Before Astros Deal

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Sports Illustrated

By Mike McDaniel The 39-year-old pitcher is having an excellent 2022 season in his return from Tommy John surgery. View the original article to see embedded media. After undergoing Tommy John surgery that caused him to miss the entire 2021 season, Astros pitcher Justin Verlander entered free agency with his future with the franchise in doubt. The 39-year-old pitcher was coming off major surgery to repair a torn UCL in his right elbow, and many wondered if he would ever return to form given his age and the nature of the injury. Despite the factors working against him, Verlander knew he wanted t…

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