Who is Justin Verlander, what is Kate Upton’s husband’s net worth and how long has he been with the Houston Astros?

JUSTIN Verlander famously missed the Houston Astros championship parade so that he could tie the knot with Kate Upton.

The American pitcher, who is set to become a dad for the first time, is one of the highest paid Major League players of all time but what's his net worth and how long has he been with the Houston Astros?

 Justin Verlander is fourth-highest paid Major League Baseball player

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Justin Verlander is fourth-highest paid Major League Baseball player

Who is Justin Verlander and how long has he been with the Houston Astros?

Born February 20, 1983, Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.

The 35-year-old is a seven-time MLB All-Star and scooped his first career ring for the 2017 World Series.

For his performance in the 2017 American League Championship Series, he was named MVP and became the co-winner of the Babe Ruth Award for most outstanding performance.

However, Justin made his name during his time playing for the Detroit Tigers for 13 seasons, with whom he made his major league debut in 2005 before he was bought by Houston last year.

 He made his name as the ace pitcher for the Detroit Tigers before being bought in 2017 by the Houston Astros

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He made his name as the ace pitcher for the Detroit Tigers before being bought in 2017 by the Houston Astros

What is his net worth?

Justin is one of the highest paid Baseball players in the world as well as being one of the richest American athletes.

His 2013 contract stipulated that the former Tigers ace pitcher is expected to earn $180m over seven years, which was at the time the biggest contract for a pitcher ever.

It also includes a vesting option meaning if Justin reaches certain incentives throughout his contract then the eventual value of the deal will contain an extra $22m for his eighth year.

His incredibly successful baseball career means Justin has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

 Justin is set to become a father for the first time with model wife Kate Upton

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Justin is set to become a father for the first time with model wife Kate Upton

Who's his wife Kate Upton and when did they get married?

While playing for Detroit, Justin started dating supermodel Kate Upton in early 2014.

The couple got engaged in 2016 with a custom-design ring that Justin gave her before that year's baseball season kicked off.

On November 2017 4, 2017 they wed in an intimate ceremony in a medieval church in Italy, days after Game 7 of the World Series that meant he missed the Astro's championship parade.

On July 14, 2018, Justin's wife Kate announced the couple are expecting their first child together on Instagram with a picture of her on a balcony in Miami with the first glimpse of a baby bump.

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JUSTIN Verlander famously missed the Houston Astros championship parade so that he could tie the knot with Kate Upton.