LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The number most people associate with Justin Verlander is 20 - as in, will he reach 20 wins? On Wednesday, the focus was 30 - as in the 30th birthday of the Detroit Tigers' ace.
The 2006 AL Rookie of the Year, and 2011 AL Cy Young Award winner and MVP, finished his 20s with a 124-65 record and 3.40. He's won two AL pennants but fallen short of a World Series title each time.
Verlander can see himself pitching into his 40s. He's never sustained a serious arm injury and can still hit 100 mph on the radar.
Advertisement
Advertisement

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Are Sale's Sox now the favorite? The Boston Red Sox made a big splash this week when they acquired Cy Young contender Chris Sale from the...
Thumbnail Red Sox acquire Sale, WS odds improve Following the acquisition of Chris Sale from the Chicago White Sox, the Boston Red Sox' World Series odds have improved greatly.
Thumbnail Will Cubs repeat as champs? The Chicago Cubs are a month into their championship reign. As the 2017 season approaches, are they favored to repeat?

MLB Team Pages