Max Scherzer Reveals Injury Return Timeline for First Start of 2022
One of the New York Mets' biggest moves of the MLB offseason was signing three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer to a three-year, $130 million contract. Unfortunately, the veteran has been sidelined for the last few days with a hamstring injury, leaving fans to wonder when he'll make his Mets debut.
Good news came on Tuesday when Scherzer told reporters that he's likely debuting with his new team when the Mets face the Washington Nationals on Friday.
Max Scherzer Injury Update
Scherzer's announcement came after he had a successful bullpen session Tuesday morning. Although his status for Friday isn't official just yet, we'll know more about the situation if he successfully passes a fielding test on Thursday.
Scherzer spent the 2021 season split between the Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers. He finished with a 15-4 record in 30 starts, pitching to a 2.46 ERA and an MLB-leading 0.864 WHIP en route to his eighth All-Star appearance.
All eyes will be on Scherzer to see if he's healthy enough to face his old team on Friday. He hasn't faced the Nationals since he was a member of the Detroit Tigers in 2010, making it interesting to see if he can score that revenge win.
Scherzer staying healthy throughout the season is crucial for the Mets' success, especially with Jacob deGrom's injury situation. In the meantime, FanDuel Sportsbook is giving the Mets +1500 odds (No. 8) to win the 2022 World Series.
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