David Price gets record-setting $19.75 million from Tigers to avoid arbitration

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David Price will get $19.75 million in his final season before free agency, avoiding arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal with the Tigers that represents the highest one-year arbitration-based salary of all time.

Price, who was traded from Tampa Bay to Detroit on July 31, earned $14 million last season while throwing a league-leading 248 innings with a 3.26 ERA and league-high 271 strikeouts.

Price is 30 healthy starts away from getting $150 million or more (and maybe a lot more) on the open market as a free agent.