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.