Former Tiger Jackson agrees to 2-year deal with Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) 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.

Updated February 14, 2010