Verlander to donate paychecks to various charities during COVID-19 epidemic

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander throws against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of Game 6 of the baseball World Series Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

HOUSTON (KETK) – Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander and his wife Kate Upton announced on Saturday that he would be donating his game check to various charities during the coronavirus pandemic.

The couple made the announcement on Verlander’s Instagram:

“Hey, everyone. Just found out that MLB is going to be providing us a paycheck the next couple of months. Obviously, this is an extremely difficult time for the entire world. 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. We have decided to donate that paycheck.”

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