ESPN reports that the Detroit Tigers traded star pitcher Justin Verlander to the Houston Astros:
The team with the best record in the American League just got a major reinforcement for its postseason run.
In 28 starts this season, Verlander is 10-8 with a 3.82 ERA. Since May 30, Verlander has a 3.24 ERA with 118 strikeouts in 111 innings.
But more importantly, this also means Houston gets Verlander’s fiancée, Kate Upton:
Kate Upton will heal Houston.
— Dave Heller (@dave_heller) September 1, 2017
Astros employee explaining Verlander trade to wife in a meaningful way: "Kate Upton is moving to Houston."
— Bower Yousse (@SteinmarkBook) September 1, 2017
Pretty pumped about the Astros bringing Kate Upton to Houston. Verlander. I meant Verlander.
— Chris Ferrell (@ChrisCFerrell) September 1, 2017
She posted this before the news of the trade:
The future Mr. Upton is excited about the move and pledged in an Instagram video to “immediately and get involved with aiding the #HurricaneHarvey disaster relief efforts’:
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
Although it could get a little awkward as the Astros’ mascot creeped on her in the past:
— Terez Owens (@TerezOwens) August 16, 2015
Anyway, welcome to Houston Kate!