Mets get Scherzer
UNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets have made a very big move toward rebuilding their starting rotation.
A person familiar with the negotiations who tells The Associated Press that Max Scherzer has agreed to a three-year, $130 million contract with the Mets, subject to a successful physical. The $43.33 million average salary is 20% higher than the previous major league record of $36 million Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole is averaging.
Scherzer was 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA for the Nationals and Dodgers last season. The 37-year-old right-hander struck out 236 and walked 36 over 179 1/3 innings in the final season of a $210 million, seven-year contract.
PHOTO: FILE – In this April 6, 2013, file photo, Detroit Tigers pitcher Max Scherzer throws during a baseball game against the New York Yankees in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)