Tigers avoid arbitration with Scherzer and Albuquerque


The Detroit Tigers have avoided arbitration with pitchers Max Scherzer and Al Albuquerque.

Scherzer, 29, is in his final year of arbitration and is coming off a season that saw him win the AL Cy Young after posting a 21-3 record and 2.90 ERA. He will earn $15.525 million in 2014.


The Tigers also avoided arbitration with reliever Al Alburquerque agreeing to a one-year deal worth $837,000.

Albuquerque compiled a 4.59 ERA while striking out 70 batters in 49 innings in 2013.

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