MLB makes official agreement between Justin Verlander and Astros amid lockout

ANDamid the lockout in Major League Baseball, MLB formalized Justin Verlander’s two-year, $ 50 million deal with the Houston Astros on Monday. In November, the pitcher had reached an agreement with the franchise, but it was only just that the league confirmed the agreement.

According to information from ESPN, Verlander’s agreement with the ninth was signed earlier before the collective bargaining agreement expired. In fact he was introduced to MLB about the deadline of December 1, 2021, prior to the expiration of the term.

It was thanks to the efforts of the Players Association and the league, who in the midst of the tensions of the negotiations were in charge of the last details of the final approval of the agreement. So the contract is in force and he will be able to play the 2022 season.

The Veteran was unable to compete last season, after he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2020. Even in the season marked by the coronavirus pandemic, he barely managed to have activity in a duel and before this, he is eager to compete again.

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