Tigers Trade Verlander

The Houston Astros have acquired Justin Verlander in a trade with the Detroit Tigers.

The right-hander joins the American League West leaders and a rotation that includes Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers.

The 34-year-old Verlander is 10-and-8 with a 3.82 ERA this season.

He won the Cy Young Award and American League MVP in 2011.

In return, the Tigers get pitcher Franklin Perez, outfielder Daz Cameron and catcher Jake Rogers --- three highly-rated prospects in the Astros farm system.

The deal was completed just before the midnight Eastern waiver trade deadline, meaning Verlander will be eligible for the postseason with Houston.