Max Scherzer, one of their best starting pitchers, will be sidelined for quite a while with an injury.
The Mets announced Thursday that Scherzer has an oblique strain and will miss six to eight weeks while he heals.
Scherzer departed with two outs in the sixth inning after signaling to the dugout that he was “done” with a hand gesture across his neck. Mets have a big problem losing both of their aces due to injuries, with a combined five Cy Young awards in their careers.
Mets signed the 37-year-old righty to a three-year deal worth $130MM and gave him the highest annual salary in baseball history ($43.33MM).