The Detroit Tigers have announced via Twitter a trio of one-year contracts and a trio of arbitration that has been avoided. It was reported earlier that the Tigers agreed to terms on a contract with Don Kelly, and now the Tigers have announced one-year deals for Delmon Young and Max Scherzer. These were the final three remaining players eligible for arbitration and now the Tigers have avoided it for the 10th straight year.
That's all five players up for arbitration this year signed to contracts. Safe to say that Dave Dombrowski is not a fan of arbitration.
Scherzer started 33 games for the Tigers in 2011, with a 15-9 record and a 4.43 earned run average to go with 174 strikeouts. Young had eight home runs and 32 runs batted in while hitting .274 in 40 games with the Tigers. His postseason was impressive, with five home runs in nine games, tying a club record for home runs in a single postseason.