The Detroit Tigers and starting pitcher Max Scherzer failed to reach an agreement on a new deal this weekend and have now ended their contract extension talks.
“We made him an offer that would have placed him among the highest paid pitchers in baseball,” Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said on Sunday morning. “They turned it down.”
The 29-year-old Scherzer won the American League’s Cy Young Award in 2013 after going 21-3 with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts in 214 innings pitched for the Tigers last season.
Scherzer will earn $15.5 million this season in his third and final year of salary arbitration.