Mets Ace Scherzer Suffers Hammy Injury, Day After deGrom Out
Apr 2, 2022, 2:21 PM
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — New York Mets ace Max Scherzer is dealing with a hamstring issue and isn’t sure when he’ll pitch next.
It’s a second straight setback for the top of the team’s much-heralded rotation.
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A day after the Mets said star Jacob deGrom will miss significant time with a shoulder injury, Scherzer was scratched from his outing Saturday morning in a simulated game.
Just five days away from opening day in Washington, Scherzer said he wasn’t sure about the immediate plans.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner added that he doesn’t expect the trouble with his right hamstring to be a long-term problem.
The Mets signed Scherzer as a free agent to a $130 million, three-year contract.
All-Star Chris Bassitt, Carlos Carrasco and Taijuan Walker also are in the rotation.