It's official! Just signed my contract with the Detroit Tigers! twitter.com/Verly32/status…
- Ben Verlander (@Verly32) June 12, 2013
The Tigers have not officially announced the deal. The club usually waits until a player has completed his physical.
The younger Verlander gained national attention this spring with a three-homer game for Old Dominion, prompting Justin Verlander to rave about him in Spring Training. Ben Verlander built off that momentum and turned in a stellar junior season, his first as a full-time position player.
At ODU, Verlander hit .367 with 11 home runs and 37 RBIs.
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