New York Mets star Max Scherzer has spent some time on a rehab assignment with the Double-A Birmingham Rumble Ponies. And as he draws closer to a major league call-up, he decided to generously give back to his teammates.
The future Hall of Fame ace took the mound for the Rumble Ponies on Wednesday night. The 37-year-old Mets ace led Birmingham to the win over the Hartford Yard Goats.
Following the game, Scherzer reportedly shelled out for the post-game feast. Scherzer's gesture is an expectation of veteran major leaguers making rehab appearances in the minors. However. his gesture went above and beyond.
Scherzer bought a ton of food, including bone-in ribeye, filet mignon, and salmon. Word around the clubhouse is the spread cost the future Hall of Famer upwards of $7000.
“They’re eating well tonight,” Scherzer said to the media after his start.
This wasn't Scherzer's first kind gesture to his Rumble Ponies teammates. It's also being reported that the future Mets ace bought AirPods for the players following his first rehab start.
“He bought everyone AirPods,” a source around the team told FOX Sports. “We walk in and there’s a clubbie just handing out AirPods saying they’re from Max.”
“I already had some nice wireless headphones,” one lucky Binghamton recipient said. “But my dad was using these old wired headphones, so I gave the AirPods to him.”
Scherzer is in the first year of a three-year, $130 million deal signed with the Mets this past offseason. He went 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 59 strikeouts before picking up his injury.