Right-hander Edwin Jackson and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a $13.35 million, two-year deal, avoiding an arbitration hearing.
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Jackson went 13-9 with a 3.62 ERA in 33 starts for the Tigers last season, making his first All-Star team. He was acquired in a three-team deal in December that also moved All-Star center fielder Curtis Granderson from Detroit to the New York Yankees.
Jackson gets an $800,000 signing bonus and a $4.2 million salary this season. He is slated to earn $8.35 million next year.
The 26-year-old Jackson is 38-39 with a 4.66 ERA in 139 career games over seven seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay and Detroit.
Arizona announced the deal Sunday.
Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made the Diamondbacks a 50/1 long shot to win the 2010 World Series and a 16/1 long shot to win the National League Championship.
Posted: 2/15/10 11:10AM ET