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Tigers Arbitration Roundup: Scherzer, Porcello, Jackson, Dirks, more

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The Tigers had six players arbitration eligible this offseason, pitchers, Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello and Al Alburquerque, outfielders Andy Dirks and Austin Jackson and catcher Alex Avila.

Here’s how these negotiations for Dave Dombrowski have gone thus far.

Max Scherzer – Signed at $15.525 million dollars

The Tigers avoided arbitration with reigning AL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer for a $15.525 dollar deal according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Scherzer, who is a Scott Boras client received a $8 million dollar raise after posting a a 2.90 ERA and 21-3 record in 2013. That raise for Scherzer also shattered the previous arbitration record of $5.3 million signed by Carlos Zambrano back in 2007.

Heyman also mentions that despite the arbitration agreement between Scherzer and the Tigers, the team is still committed to locking up both Scherzer and Cabrera to a new contract.

Scherzer is scheduled to become a free agent in 2015.

Rick Porcello – Signed at $8.5 million dollars

Austin Jackson – Signed at $6 million dollars

Al Alburquerque – Signed at $837.5 thousand dollars

According to Jason Beck of MLB.com, the Tigers signed reliever Al Alburquerque to a $837.5K deal.

Andy Dirks – Signed at $1.625 million dollars

Alex Avila

Tigers catcher Alex Avila is the only arbitration eligible player to agree to a deal. Avila is is the son of Tigers assistant GM Al Avila.

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