The New York Mets are reportedly finalizing a deal for ace right-hander Max Scherzer in the range of three years and $130 million.
ESPN and MLB Network both broke the news about the 37-year-old free agent on Monday.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner split the 2021 season between the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers, finishing 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA and 236 strikeouts in 30 starts (179 1/3 innings).
Scherzer was 7-0 with the Dodgers in the regular season and 0-1 in the postseason after being acquired in a July 30 trade with the Nationals that also brought infielder Trea Turner to Los Angeles.
Scherzer has a 190-97 career record with a 3.16 ERA in 407 games (398 starts). He leads all active pitchers with 3,020 strikeouts in 2,536 2/3 innings with the Arizona Diamondbacks (2008-09), Detroit Tigers (2010-14), Washington (2015-20) and L.A.
The eight-time All-Star won the Cy Young in the American League in 2013 and in the National League in 2016 and 2017. He won a World Series with Washington in 2019.
--Field Level Media