Max Scherzer's agent says contract talks are on hold

NEW YORK (WXYZ) - The productive start that Max Scherzer jumped out to in the first-half of the season has some wondering if the pitcher with a 13-1 record could receive a lucrative contract extension with the Tigers.

Scherzer, who is represented by Scott Boras, is able to become a free agent after the 2014 season and will be eligible for salary arbitration next winter after making $6.725 million this year.

Boras told reporters at Citi Field that Scherzer will not reopen contract talks with the Tigers until the season is officially over.

"Dave [Dombrowski] and I usually do that in the offseason," said Boras. "I just talked to Dave a few days ago about a number of things, but contract things we take care of in the offseason."

According to reports, Boras does not believe that the Tigers organization will have any trouble paying Scherzer the salary that a pitcher of his caliber would expect to receive.

Scherzer is tied for the major league lead in wins and ranks second in the majors with 152 strikeouts, trailing only Yu Darvish from the Texas Rangers. 

Scherzer was named the starting pitcher for the American League All-Stars on Monday, July 15.

 

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