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Contract talks yet to begin with Scherzer

Contract talks yet to begin with Scherzer

OAKLAND -- Scott Boras, agent for Tigers Game 1 starter Max Scherzer, said Wednesday no talks have started yet on a potential contract extension. He expects that to be approached in the offseason as the Tigers figure out how to handle their trio of starters nearing free agency.

Scherzer could become a free agent as soon as the end of next season. If he does, he could end up as one of the biggest prizes on the market, especially if he follows up this year's success. Rick Porcello and Doug Fister are both eligible for free agency in two years, which is often the time when teams make decisions with starters about long-term contracts.

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Jason Beck is a reporter for MLB.com. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. Paul Hagen is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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