The Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Max Scherzer by signing him to a one-year deal worth $15.525 million, reported Friday.

Scherzer, 29, gets a sizable raise from the $6.725 million he made last season. That's primarily because he was the American League Cy Young winner in 2013, when he went 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts.

It remains to be seen whether the Tigers will be able to retain Scherzer after he becomes a free agent following the 2014 season.

Both 2013 Cy Young winners received big contracts after filing for arbitration.

Los Angeles Dodgers left-handed pitching ace Clayton Kershaw agreed to a reported seven-year, $215 million contract this week.