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Justin Verlander next start has been pushed up to Thursday vs. the Indians.
Brad Ausmus like the match-up for Verlander against the Indians and Rick Porcello against the Angels so he'll push up Verlander and leave Max Scherzer starting on his normal rest. Verlander has a 2.96 ERA with an 82:20 K:BB over his last 11 starts (76 IP) against the Tribe. Granted Josh Hamilton is hurt, but if anyone should hate this switch, it's Rick Porcello owners as the right-hander has a 9.12 ERA in his last five starts against the Halos.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Angels have traded Josh Hamilton to the Texas Rangers.
The Angels were done with Hamilton after his relapse and following shenanigans, with the Angels acting very inappropriately considering the situation. He'll be sent to his former club, the Rangers, and there will not be a player coming back in the deal to the Angels. Hopefully a (sort of) fresh start with Texas will help Hamilton to bounce back. Analysis: Ben Diamond