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Baseball: Scherzer rejects Tigers' long-term offer

Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer, last year's Cy Young award winner as the American League's best pitcher, has rejected a long-term Major League Baseball contract offer from the Tigers. The 29-year-old American right-hander agreed to a one-year deal reportedly worth $15.25 million in January for the 2014 season but would become a free agent after the season. Talks regarding a long-term offer went nowhere and the team said Sunday they would halt such negotiations until after the season.

Tigers agree one-year deal with pitching ace Scherzer

(Reuters) - Ace pitcher Max Scherzer avoided arbitration shortly before Friday's deadline by agreeing to a one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers for the 2014 season, the Major League Baseball team said. No financial details were revealed by the club but media reports estimated the deal to be worth $15.525 million. Scherzer, the American League's Cy Young Award winner last year, will become a free agent after his 2014 campaign and the Tigers hope to lock him into a long-term deal.

Preview: Tigers at Indians

Max Scherzer knows a thing or two about prolonging a lengthy winning streak. Scherzer looks to extend Detroit's run to 12 contests as the visiting Tigers wrap up a four-game series with the struggling Cleveland Indians on Thursday night. Scherzer won his first 13 decisions and aims to bolster his already strong Cy Young credentials against an Indians club that has fallen six games behind Detroit in the American League Central.

Baseball-Tigers reach new deal with Scherzer, avoid arbitration

Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Detroit Tigers have agreed a new contract with starting pitcher Max Scherzer to avoid salary arbitration, the team announced Monday. Scherzer will sign a one-year deal worth $6.7 million, according to local reports, bringing an end to negotiations between the two sides. "We're pleased," said Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski. "We've always been in a position where we try to hopefully negotiate our own deals."
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