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Dave Dombrowski wants to make Justin Verlander a Tiger for life

The Tigers general manager wants to make sure that the 2011 Cy Young winner plays for the Tigers for the remainder of his career.

Doug Pensinger

Justin Verlander has been selected to five All-Star games, was the 2011 winner of the Cy Young award and now Tigers general manager and president Dave Dombrowski want to make sure that he stays with the team for the rest of his career. One day after Verlander earned a loss in Game 1 of the World Series against the Giants, Dombrowski told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports that he would like to make sure Verlander is a Tiger for life:

But in answer to a question about whether they'd like to keep Verlander around, Dombrowksi answered, "For sure. We'd like to have him be a Detroit Tiger for his career.''

Verlander, 29, has two years remaining on the five-year, $80 million contract he received from the Tigers. The 2006 American League Rookie of the Year, Verlander has pitched two no-hitters in his career and has spent his entire career with Detroit since making his debut with the team in July 2005. The Tigers trail the Giants 2-0 in the World Series that will continue with Game 3 in Detroit on Saturday at 8:07 p.m. ET.