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Verlander: Astros deal part of ‘new wave’ in MLB

Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Justin Verlander thinks the free-agency process is broken. Still, he said that’s not why he decided to sign a new deal with the Houston Astros rather than test the market. “I can’t see a better situation,” Verlander, 36, said Sunday after the

Braves to have two rookie starters in rotation

ESPN The Atlanta Braves optioned right-handed pitching prospect Touki Toussaint to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, but two other rookie pitchers will be in the defending National League East champion’s opening rotation. Right-handers Bryse Wilson, 21, and Kyle Wright, 23, will follow Julio Teheran in