Max Scherzer turned down a $144 million contract from the Detroit Tigers before the season.
"Look at all the Tommy John injuries," Scherzer said. "They keep happening to young pitchers with less than four years in the major leagues."
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.