Latest Max Scherzer News

APNewsBreak: MLB payrolls drop 4%, back to 2015 level

Dec. 21, 2021 16:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball payrolls dropped 4% in 2021 compared to the league's last full season, and the $4.05 billion total was the lowest in a fully completed year since 2015. Falling payrolls have sparked the labor unrest that led to the sport's first work stoppage...

New York Mets hire Buck Showalter as manager

Dec. 18, 2021 16:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Buck Showalter is back on the bench in New York. Nearly 30 years since making his name in pinstripes, Showalter has been hired as manager of the Mets as he returns to the Big Apple to take over his fifth major league team. The former New York Yankees...

Trickle-down economics at heart of baseball labor dispute

Dec. 17, 2021 16:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Francisco Lindor’s $341 million contract with the New York Mets was supposed to be a boon for other shortstops. Same for pitchers when aces Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer signed megadeals. Baseball players have long benefited from trickle-down economics, where stars...

Suarez guaranteed $11M over 2 years in deal with Padres

Dec. 06, 2021 13:39 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Robert Suarez is guaranteed $11 million over two seasons in his contract with the San Diego Padres. Suarez gets a $1 million signing bonus payable by Jan. 15 as part of the deal announced Wednesday just before the start of Major League Baseball's...

Giveback demands in MLB bargaining lead to work stoppages

Dec. 03, 2021 17:29 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — When baseball players agreed a decade ago to restraints on signing bonuses for draft picks, then-union head Michael Weiner said: “If it doesn’t work, we can always try something else.” Getting a side to give back something it gained previously in...

Reliever Daniel Hudson returns to Dodgers on 1-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Right-handed reliever Daniel Hudson has returned to the Los Angeles Dodgers on a $7 million, one-year contract. The Dodgers announced the deal Tuesday night for Hudson, who pitched in 40 games for Los Angeles in 2018. He gets a $6...

To the Max: Scherzer, Mets finalize $130M, 3-year deal

Dec. 02, 2021 12:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets owner Steve Cohen promised a max effort bringing a World Series back to New York. Enter Max Scherzer, the newest ace in Queens. The Mets and the three-time Cy Young Award winner finalized a $130 million, three-year deal...

Teams spend $1.4B in 1 day, then MLB locks out players

Dec. 02, 2021 11:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Before getting locked out, players loaded up Wednesday as big league teams unlocked their coffers for an unprecedented spending spree. Major League Baseball clubs committed to a one-day record $1.4 billion in salaries Wednesday, hours before the league...

Dodgers bring back Chris Taylor for $60M over 4 years

Dec. 02, 2021 11:04 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers are bringing back free agent Chris Taylor, agreeing with the versatile All-Star on a $60 million, four-year deal Wednesday night that includes a club option. The 31-year-old Taylor was an All-Star for the first time in 2021,...

MLB owners lock out players, 1st work stoppage since 1995

Dec. 02, 2021 01:26 AM EST

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Major League Baseball plunged into its first work stoppage in a quarter-century when the sport’s collective bargaining agreement expired Wednesday night and owners immediately locked out players in a move that threatens spring training and opening day. ...