Tigers Agree to $6.725M, 1-Year Deal with Scherzer

4 years 1 month 3 weeks ago February 04, 2013 Feb 4, 2013 Monday, February 04 2013 Monday, February 04, 2013 7:42:15 PM CST in Baseball
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Former Missouri Tiger Max Scherzer has reached a deal with his current team, the Detroit Tigers. The two parties agreed to a one-year, $6,725,000 contract with the right-hander and avoided salary arbitration.

Scherzer was 16-7 last season with a 3.74 and struck out 231, a total that trailed only teammate Justin Verlander. He was 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in the postseason, helping Detroit reach the World Series.

The Tigers acquired Scherzer after the 2009 season from Arizona as part of a three-team trade that sent Curtis Granderson to the New York Yankees and Edwin Jackson to the Diamondbacks. They also acquired Austin Jackson and Phil Coke in the deal. Scherzer has had a winning record in each of his three seasons with the Tigers and is 52-42 in his career.

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