Max Scherzer: 2023 net worth of baseball pitcher who was handed 10-game suspension
Max Scherzer is a two-time Cy Young Award winner and one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball today. Known for his flashy temperament and intimidating stare, Scherzer is a fierce competitor who brings a wealth of experience to every game.
On April 20, Scherzer was handed a 10-game suspension by Major League Baseball after being ejected for a foreign object on his hand during a game. Let's take a look at his net worth, personal life, and more.
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Max Scherzer’s net worth
Max Scherzer has a net worth of $130 million. His salary alone has earned him about $195 million. He originally signed a one-year contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that contract was then extended to two years, with a salary of $200,000 per year and a $200,000 signing bonus, reports CA Knowledge.
Max Scherzer was born on July 27, 1984, in Chesterfield, Missouri. He grew up in a loving family where everyone was there for each other. His beginnings were rather unremarkable. When Scherzer was just under seven years old, he started playing baseball. Interestingly, he was just 13 when Cardinals scouts first took notice of him.
The Cardinals picked him because of his talent when he entered the Major League Baseball draft. He turned down the opportunity, choosing instead to finish his schooling at the University of Missouri. After completing his education, he played professional football, was selected again, and joined Major League Baseball in 2006.
Max Scherzer’s 10-match suspension
After Max Scherzer was ejected from a game on April 20 for having an object in his hand, Major League Baseball handed him a 10-game suspension.
Scherzer originally objected to the ban but later withdrew it. According to a person familiar with the talks between MLB and the players' union, his sanction was reduced from $10,000 to $5,000 in return. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the agreement wasn't made public.
Scherzer's mental state was positive after suspension, according to Mets manager Buck Showalter, who also noted that the pitcher was first in line when the club left the field after April 19 win.