Mets Ace Max Scherzer Out 6-8 Weeks Following Oblique Injury

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Already missing superstar pitcher Jacob deGrom, the New York Mets are set to be without another one of their ace right-handers for the foreseeable future.

According to Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo, Max Scherzer is expected to miss 6-8 weeks with an oblique strain.

Scherzer suffered the injury in his most recent start Wednesday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Experiencing discomfort in his left side, the 37-year-old ultimately removed himself from the contest, before a subsequent MRI confirmed the moderate-to-high-grade strain.

Scherzer will be placed on the injured list in short order and is likely looking at a return date of around early-to-mid July.

Inking a record three-year, $130 million contract with the Mets this past offseason, Scherzer had been everything New York hoped for, compiling a 5-1 record, to go along with 59 strikeouts and a 0.95 WHIP across 49.2 innings pitched.

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