Justin Verlander is officially gone from the Houston Astros.
American League Cy Young winner Justin Verlander will sign a two-year deal with the New York Mets, a deal that includes a third-year vesting option, according to the New York Post.
Verlander’s deal will be for $86 million, which comes out to $43 million a year.
Verlander is fresh off helping the Houston Astors win their second World Series last month when they beat the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Mets had to make a move after the Rangers signed deGrom to a five-year, $185 million deal on Friday. Verlander now will add a different veteran one-two punch alongside Max Scherzer.
Verlander, who missed almost all of the 2020 and 2021 seasons with elbow injuries, returned last season and went 18-4 with a 1.75 ERA.