The possibility of a trade of Justin Verlander (40, New York Mets) has been raised.
MLB Dotcom, the official website 메이저사이트 of Major League Baseball, said on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time), “Multiple clubs are showing interest in Verlander’s trade.” Will the Mets trade Verlander before the trade deadline?” he predicted.
The Mets signed a two-year, $86 million contract with Verlander ahead of this season.
But Verlander struggled with a shoulder injury early in the season. After his return, his ERA in nine games was only 4.50. However, he pitched well with a 1.74 ERA in the last five games (31 innings). The batting average is also low at 0.180.
As Verandon’s ball power revived, multiple clubs, including the San Francisco Giants, are reportedly showing interest.
MLB Dotcom said, “There is a possibility of Verlander’s trade, but he has the right to refuse to trade.”
Verlander pitched in 14 games this year, posting a record of 4 wins, 5 losses, and a 3.47 ERA. The Mets recorded 46 wins and 52 losses this year, lowering their chances of advancing to the postseason.