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Tigers, Scherzer avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Tigers, Scherzer avoid arbitration with one-year deal

The Tigers announced Monday they've avoided arbitration with pitcher Max Scherzer. The club signed Scherzer to a one-year $6.725 deal for 2013 according to's Jon Heyman.

Scherzer, 28, went 6-7 and finished second in the American League last season with 231 strikeouts while earning a 3.74 ERA. The Missouri native has played his last three seasons with the Tigers after being traded from the D-backs in 2009. Scherzer is 52-42 with a combined 3.88 ERA in his five Major League seasons.


Scherzer reportedly requested about $7.4 million with the Tigers offering $6.05 before the two sides settled. With the signing, the Tigers have reached deals with all of their arbitration-eligible players.

Gary Cotton is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.