The 28-year-old Price said he knew there was a good chance Tampa Bay would deal him before the trade deadline.
Rick Porcello allowed two runs over eight innings while posting the win to tie teammate Max Scherzer for the American League lead in victories.
A day after the AL Central-leading Tigers added star left-hander David Price to their rotation, Verlander showed signs that he might be rounding into form.
“I would be willing to bet my salary on the fact that Astro will be in here at some point,” reliever Joba Chamberlain said.
Price was asked about what he was going to do leading up the the deadline after his name had been discussed for weeks about possibly being moved.
Three players with 11-15 years will remain eligible: Don Mattingly (15th year in 2015), Alan Trammell (14th) and Lee Smith (13th).
The Tigers added one of the game’s better relievers this week, acquiring Soria, but that may only be the beginning of a significant overhaul in the way Detroit approaches the late innings.
Taking place in Cooperstown, NY, six baseball players/managers will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The official induction ceremony will take place Sunday, July 27th.
Bastardo is in the midst of his sixth season with the Phillies, posting a 3.38 ERA with 51 strikeouts and 24 walks.
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