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The Tigers and 2013 American League Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $15.525M.
When you're on of the best in baseball you should be paid like it. Shockingly, Schrezer's deal is for almost exactly half of the yearly cost that Clayton Kershaw is going to rack up for the next seven years. Pretty sure that Scherzer isn't 50 percent the pitcher that Kershaw is, but so is the economics of the game.ANALYST: Ray Flowers
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva