Tigers sign Max Scherzer for 2014, avoid arbitration

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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