Tigers Avoid Arbitration With Rick Porcello

The Tigers avoided arbitration with starter Rick Porcello, MLBTR has learned, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.1MM.  Porcello recently made the easy decision to take arbitration over a $1.344MM option in the Major League deal he signed when drafted.  Porcello started from a higher salary than most pre-arbitration players, at $1.536MM in 2011 from that Major League deal.  With two years and 170 days of Major League service, the 23-year-old Hendricks Sports client was arbitration eligible as a Super Two player.  His settlement may be relevant for Jordan Zimmermann and others.  

The Tigers' remaining arbitration eligible players are Phil Coke, Don Kelly, Max Scherzer, and Delmon Young, as our tracker shows.