Tigers avoid arbitration, sign five

DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with a group of players on Friday, agreeing to deals with Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello, Austin Jackson, Andy Dirks and Al Alburquerque

Scherzer headlines the group and will make $15.525 million. Porcello will make $8.5 million next season, while outfielders Jackson will make $6 million and Dirks will make $1.625 million. The figures were first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Today is the last day teams and players can offer a salary number. If the sides cannot agree upon a deal before February 1, the case goes to arbitration. There, one of the figures is picked.

Alex Avila is the sole Tigers player still eligible for salary arbitration.

Brad Galli is a Sports Reporter for WXYZ in Detroit. Follow Brad on Twitter @BradGalli



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