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Tigers sign Max Scherzer for 2014, avoid arbitration

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Max Scherzer and the Tigers won't be headed to arbitration this offseason. (USATSI)
Max Scherzer and the Tigers won't be headed to arbitration this offseason. (USATSI)

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CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports that the Tigers have signed right-hander and reigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer to a one-year, $15.525-million contract for 2014.

Scherzer is in his third season of arbitration eligibility and is slated for free agency after the upcoming season.

In 2013, Scherzer went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA (145 ERA+) with 240 strikeouts in 214 1/3 innings. For his career, the 29-year-old owns a 116 ERA+ across parts of six major-league seasons.

Last season, Scherzer, a Scott Boras client, made $6.725 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility.

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