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Tigers trade pitcher Justin Verlander to Astros

In a deal that just beat the deadline Thursday night, Justin Verlander was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the Houston Astros. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)
In a deal that just beat the deadline Thursday night, Justin Verlander was traded from the Detroit Tigers to the Houston Astros. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)
By Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press

DETROIT – The Detroit Tigers have traded Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros, according to a source with firsthand knowledge of the deal, beating Thursday’s 11:59 p.m. ET trade deadline.

In return, the Tigers are getting Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers, as first reported by Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Verlander had to waive his no-trade clause in order to approve the deal.

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