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Astros strike at midnight, acquire Justin Verlander from Tigers

The team struck at the last possible second Thursday night, reportedly acquiring Justin Verlander from the Detroit Tigers .

A few minutes later, it was reported that wasn’t the case, and people started to speculate whether Houston had pulled the offer.

Houston will reportedly receive a hefty amount of cash to cover Verlander’s salary, according to our own Jeff Passan.

In exchange, the Tigers will receive pitcher Franklin Perez, outfielder Daz Cameron and catcher Jake Rogers.

While he’s regarded for his defensive tools, both his power and batting average have taken major steps forward this season.

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