The Tigers avoided arbitration with Rick Porcello, agreeing to a one-year deal, MLBTR has learned. The right-hander will earn $5.1MM in 2013. He is a client of Excel Sports Management.
Porcello, 24, received a $2MM raise for his second time through arbitration, exceeding Matt Swartz's projection. The former first-round pick is under team control through 2016, though given recent rumors, he may spend his remaining arbitration years with another team.