RDS.ca, AP Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:10 (Last Updated: Friday, 17 Jan 2014 1:47 p.m..).
DETROIT - Max Scherzer, the winner of the Cy Young Award in the American League, has accepted an offer of one-year contract worth US $ 15 525 000 of the Detroit Tigers, setting the table at the same time for an agreement even more lucrative when get full autonomy at the end of next season.
Scherzer has compiled a record of 21-3 with an earned run average of 2.90 and 240 strikeouts last season, while the Tigers had access to the championship series against the American League Boston Red Sox.
He pocketed $ 6,725,000 in 2013, and another outstanding season also could allow it to conclude similar to those of Justin Verlander pact ($ 180 million for seven years), Felix Hernandez ($ 175 million for seven years) or even Clayton Kershaw ($ 215 million for seven years).
The Tigers have also offered contracts for right season Rick Porcello and Al Alburquerque, as well as outfielders Andy Dirks and Austin Jackson. They all submitted their case to the salary arbitration process.
Nats Zimmerman with two more years
The Washington Nationals have agreed with the right-handed starting pitcher Jordan Zimmermann and shortstop Ian Desmond for the next two seasons.
Zimmermann, who will receive US $ 24 million, and Desmond, who will pocket $ 17.5 million, are two of the cornerstones of the Nationals.
Pitchers Drew Storen, Ross Detwiler and Jerry Blevins and catcher Wilson Ramos, also avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to deals of the season.
Storen will receive a base salary of $ 3.45 million and could get a bonus of one million dollars depending on the number of recorded rescues. Ramos will receive $ 2,095,000, $ 1,675,000 and Blevins Detwiler $ three million.
Zimmermann has compiled a record of 19-9 with an average of 3.25 in 213 innings of work in 2013.
Desmond has batted 280 with 20 homers and 80 RBIs.
The Jays agree with three players
The Toronto Blue Jays have avoided arbitration with pitchers Brett Cecil and Esmil Rogers, along with outfielder Colby Rasmus Friday.
Ontario Training awarded contracts from one season to the three players, who earn them 1.3, 1.85 and US $ 7 million, respectively.
In 60 appearances on the mound, Cecil, a relief pitcher, batted ERA of 2.82.
Rogers has a record of five wins and nine losses in 20 starts with the Jays for his part showed.
As for Rasmus, he finished the 2013 season with a batting average of 276, knocking 22 homers.
One more year for Gardner
The New York Yankees have avoided arbitration with outfielder Brett Gardner by extending the contract for one season.
He will pocket $ 5.6 million in 2014.
The Padres kept Headley and Blanks
The San Diego Padres have awarded contracts for a season at third baseman Chase Headley and Kyle Blanks versatile thus avoiding salary arbitration in these cases.
Headley, who had his best season ever in 2012, but has disappointed in 2013, agreed to a US $ 10 525 000. Blanks has accepted an offer of $ 987,500.
The team was heard Thursday night with right-handers Ian Kennedy and Tyson Ross, as well as shortstop Everth Cabrera.
Kennedy will receive $ 6.1 million in 2014, $ 1.98 million and Ross Cabrera $ 2.45 million. Cabrera was suspended for the final 50 games of the 2013 season because of his relationship with the clinical Biogenesis of America, who is accused of distributing banned substances.
One more year for Davis in Baltimore
The Baltimore Orioles and the king circuits Chris Davis meanwhile avoided salary arbitration by agreeing on a one-year contract and US $ 10.35 million on Friday.
Last season, Davis led the MLB with 53 circuits and 138 RBIs, career highs. He received a salary of $ 3.3 million.
27 years old, Davis participated in 160 games and batted, 286, in addition to producing 103 points.
The Orioles also agreed with Tommy Hunter, Bud Norris, Brian Matusz and Troy Patton.
Stanton accepts the offer from Marlins
The slugger Miami Marlins Giancarlo Stanton avoided salary arbitration Friday by accepting a contract offer of $ 6.5 million for one season.
The Florida team also concluded pacts season with relievers Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn. Both were eligible for salary arbitration.
Stanton could go through this process for the first time in his career. He pocketed $ 537,000 last year and received a nice pay increase despite the fact that his season was cut short by injury. He hit for an average of 249, the worst of his career, with 24 channels and 74 RBIs.
Stanton is often the subject of trade rumors, and the Marlins did not subject him to offer long-term contract. He managed 117 homers in four seasons in the major leagues, and is older than 24 years.
Cishek recorded a career-high 34 saves in 36 opportunities last year, while maintaining an average ERA of 2.33.