Tigers sign Max Scherzer for 2014, avoid arbitration
The reigning AL Cy Young winner has a new contract for the upcoming season.
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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.