Justin Verlander is attempting to add a pitch to his repertoire this spring by mixing in a changeup.

"I saw the reactions I wanted on almost every one I threw," Verlander said.

He threw seven changeups during an exhibition win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday.

Verlander is earning $28 million this year at age 36, part of a deal that includes a $22 million vesting option for 2020 with the Houston Astros.