Jackson agrees to 2-year deal with Arizona

Updated: February 14, 2010, 9:52 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Right-hander Edwin Jackson and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a $13.35 million, two-year deal, avoiding an arbitration hearing.

Arizona announced the deal Sunday.

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.

Jackson, who earned $2.3 million last year, had asked for $6.25 million in arbitration while the Diamondbacks offered $4.6 million when the sides exchanged figures.

Jackson's deal leaves seven players still in arbitration, with hearings scheduled through Friday.


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