Verlander gets $25M from Astros, Belt remains with Giants


              FILE - San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt (9) watches the flight of ball during the first inning in the first baseball game doubleheader against the Colorado Rockies, on  May 4, 2021, in Denver. Belt accepted an $18.4 million qualifying offer from the Giants on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, rather than pursue bidders as a free agent. Belt was the only one to accept among the 14 free agents who received the offers from their former clubs on Nov. 7.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
            
              FILE - San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt in action against the Seattle Mariners in a baseball game on April 1, 2021, in Seattle. Belt accepted an $18.4 million qualifying offer from the Giants on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, rather than pursue bidders as a free agent. Belt was the only one to accept among the 14 free agents who received the offers from their former clubs on Nov. 7. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
            
              FILE - Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander throws to the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning of a spring training baseball game on March 3, 2020, in Jupiter, Fla. Verlander has agreed to a $25 million, one-year contract with the Astros that includes a conditional $25 million player option for a second season. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Verlander gets $25M from Astros, Belt remains with Giants