The hot stove still is burning for many players around Major League Baseball, but it’s cooled considerably for two big names.
Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander and outfielder Justin Upton have been two of the most talked about names in the days leading up to Monday’s non-waiver trade deadline. Verlander, in particular, has generated considerable buzz, with the Chicago Cubs once being considered a potential landing spot.
But both Verlander and Upton apparently are staying in the Motor City, according to USA TODAY’s Bob Nightengale.
This is pretty big news, as a player of Verlander’s caliber easily could shift the balance of power in a pennant race.
Even with these two players seemingly off the board, there still could be plenty of fireworks by the time 4 p.m. ET rolls around.
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