The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Max Scherzer by signing him to a one-year deal worth $15.525 million, CBSSports.com reported Friday.
Scherzer, 29, gets a sizable raise from the $6.725 million he made last season. That's primarily because he was the American League Cy Young winner in 2013, when he went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts.
It remains to be seen whether the Tigers will be able to retain Scherzer after he becomes a free agent following the 2014 season.
Both 2013 Cy Young winners received big contracts after filing for arbitration.
Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitching ace Clayton Kershaw agreed to a reported seven-year, $215 million contract this week.