Thomson ReutersFebruary 4, 2014 14:16
C Alex Avila and the Tigers agreed to a one-year, $4.15 million contract on Jan. 31, avoiding arbitration. The deal includes a vesting option at $5.4 million for 2015 and a $200,000 buyout clause, the New York Post reported. The contract becomes vested if Avila makes the 2014 All-Star team, wins a Silver Slugger Award or finishes in the top 15 in American League MVP voting, according to the report. Avila was seeking a $5.35 million salary, while the Tigers previously offered him $3.75 million.