Alex Avila Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
That changed Friday evening when the long-awaiting, and expected, deal was signed.
Sherman, of the New York Post, also stated that there is a 2015 vesting option for $5.4 million. If he becomes an All-Star, in the top 15 in MVP voting or is awarded the Silver Slugger in 2014, the option will kick-in. There is also a $200,000 buy-out.
This means only Andy Dirks received less than was estimated via MLB Trade Rumors for the Tigers arbitration candidates.
With Alex’s signing, no Detroit players are eligible for arbitration, but 26 remain unsolved throughout MLB.