Verlander donating paychecks to various charities during outbreak

Verlander donating paychecks to various charities during outbreak”

However, one Major League Baseball player is giving away his paychecks to those in need during the pandemic.

Verlander and his supermodel wife announced their donation in an Instagram message where the player said he would donate every Major League Baseball check until the season returns or the coronavirus threat is over, NBC reported. "There's so many people that are in need, whether it's those in the front lines battling this disease head on or someone who's at home and has lost their job and needs to provide basic necessities, such as food and water".

They didn't specify which organizations will receive the donations, but the couple said they'd announce the first recipient after Verlander gets the first paycheck. We know everyone is impacted by this crisis, but for those who are able, we encourage you to stay home to help flatten the curve and look to those around you who need a helping hand.

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At ODU, Verlander pitched in 46 games for the Monarchs from 2002 to 2004, starting all 46.

According to figures obtained by the Associated Press, players with single salaries - like Verlander - will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season. That comes out to $33,425 per week. He had a 2.58 ERA in 233 innings for the Astros last season en route to winning the AL Cy Young.

Former Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander and his wife, Kate Upton have chose to join those celebrities making donations.

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