Maxwell Martin Scherzer, born on July 27, 1984, is a Major League Baseball pitcher who currently plays for the New York Mets (MLB). He has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals, and Los Angeles Dodgers in Major League Baseball.
Scherzer, a right-handed starting pitcher, is an eight-time MLB All-Star, owns three Cy Young Awards, has tossed two no-hitters, and helped the Nationals win the World Series in 2019.
He is called “Mad Max” after the literary figure of the same name because of his energy and competitiveness during play.
Scherzer was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers along with Trea Turner on July 30, 2021, the day before the MLB trade deadline, with the Nationals under.500 and Scherzer in the last year of his contract, in exchange for Josiah Gray, Keibert Ruiz, Donovan Casey, and Gerardo Carrillo.
Scherzer made his Dodgers debut on August 4 against the Houston Astros, throwing seven innings, allowing two runs and striking out ten hitters while earning the victory.
How Much Does Max Scherzer Make?
The contract’s average annual value (AAV) is $43.3 million, the most in MLB history.