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Justin Verlander Uber Says Sorry, Bro ... You Get Screwed by Price Boost Too

12/18/2014 1:15 PM PST

Justin Verlander -- Uber Says Sorry, Bro ...You Get Screwed by Price Boost Too

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Hey, Justin Verlander ... SUCK IT UP -- that's what Uber is telling the Detroit Tigers ace after he bitched to the world about holiday price surges -- and threatened to jump to the competition.

Verlander fired the first salvo with his Instagram post ... "@Uber I used to love you and now your ridiculous surge charges are causing me to take my talents elsewhere. #lyft."

Now, Uber is responding, telling Verlander ... "Surge pricing encourages drivers to get on the road when demand is high. As soon as things even out, pricing will lower." In other words: too bad, so sad.

They didn't even mention the fact JV is it he middle of a 7-year, $180 million contract -- and is probably the last person who should be complaining about a little extra coinage.

AND he gets to ride Kate Upton -- and therefore wins ... no matter what. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!

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