Justin Verlander is on his way to Houston soon, but before he leaves, he left behind a message for Tigers fans.
"Last night I was given 45 minutes to make the hardest decision of my life" the former Tigers pitcher said in an Instagram video.
Thank you to Detroit for an incredible 13-seasons, a city that will always be important to me. But now I couldn’t be more excited to join the Astros and am looking forward to getting started right away. I am committed to making an impact off the field, especially during such difficult times. My Foundation, Wins for Warriors, will continue to do the great work we have started in Detroit, but will also expand to Houston effective immediately and get involved with aiding the #HurricaneHarvey disaster relief efforts. @winsforwarriors
The Tigers traded Verlander to the Astros at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday night, kicking a rebuild process into high gear. They acquired three prospects in return.
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