Baseball Notes: Scherzer gets $15.5M from Tigers

Posted: January 19, 2014

American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer agreed Friday to a one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers for $15,525,000, avoiding arbitration with free agency less than a year away.

Scherzer could have an even bigger payday coming soon - one way or another. He is eligible to go on the market after the season, although the Tigers would love to avoid that by signing him to a long-term contract.

Mets. Closer Bobby Parnell has agreed to a $3.7 million, one-year contract, and leftfielder Eric Young Jr. has settled for a $1.85 million, one-year deal.

Nationals. Righthanded starter Jordan Zimmermann, former closer Drew Storen, and lefty Ross Detwiler have agreed to one-year contracts. No terms were disclosed.

Pirates. Third baseman Pedro Alvarez and second baseman Neil Walker have come to terms on one-year deals. Alvarez will make $4.25 million; Walker will make $5.75 million.

Astros. The team announced it has agreed to undisclosed terms on one-year contracts with all-star catcher Jason Castro and utility player Jesus Guzman.

Blue Jays. Toronto agreed to a trio of one-year contracts with players in salary arbitration, giving outfielder Colby Rasmus $7 million, righthander Esmil Rogers $1.85 million, and lefthander Brett Cecil $1.3 million.

A-Rod. Federal judges say two lawsuits Alex Rodriguez filed against Major League Baseball can remain on separate tracks for now. U.S. District Judges Lorna G. Schofield and Edgardo Ramos issued a joint order in Manhattan granting a request by the Yankees third baseman's lawyers.

- Associated Press

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