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Tigers and Justin Verlander strike $202-million dollar deal

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Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts May 29, 2012.
Detroit Tigers Justin Verlander pitches against the Boston Red Sox in the first inning at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts May 29, 2012.

DETROIT, MI (WKZO) - The Detroit Tigers have made Justin Verlander the highest paid pitcher in major league baseball history.

 The seven year deal is worth a reported 180-million dollars with a vesting option on the eighth year worth 20-million.

Verlander has been the most productive pitcher in the major leagues over the last two seasons, and won the AL Cy Young Award in 2011.

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