Oct 19, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws a pitch against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning in game six of the American League Championship Series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Six Tigers to file for arbitration

Six Detroit Tigers are expected to file for arbitration today, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The players are Alex Avila, Austin Jackson, Andy Dirks, Max Scherzer, Rick Porcello and Al Alburquerque. The deadline for players and clubs to exchange salary figures is friday, and if the sides can’t agree on a deal, then hearings are scheduled for next month before a panel of arbitrators.

President/General Manager David Dombrowski told the DFP:

“Too early to tell at this point. Arbitration numbers not due until Friday afternoon.”

The Tigers signed Don Kelly to a one year, $1m deal and Phil Coke to a one year, $1.9m contract to avoid arbitration with those two players, while Doug Fister was due for arbitration before his trade to the Nationals.

Projections quoted by the DFP estimate Scherzer to get around $13.6m in 2014 after receiving %6.725m in 2013, while Porcello is projected to receive $7.7m, Jackson $5.3m, Avila $3.7m, Dirks $1.7m and Alburquerque $700,000.



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