Max Scherzer says he 'drank a lot' to celebrate the end of MLB's lockout

Sitting on the MLB players union's executive committee, New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer was in the trenches for labor negotiations during the league's lockout, which came to an end Thursday with the ratification of a new collective bargaining agreement.

Now at Mets spring training in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Scherzer was asked how he celebrated the end of the 99-day lockout.

"I drank a lot," Scherzer said.

The lockout resulted in opening day being pushed back a week from March 31 to April 7 and a truncated spring training schedule that will begin on March 17.

Scherzer, a three-time Cy Young winner, signed a three-year, $130 million dollar deal with the Mets before the lockout began in December. He spent 2021 with the Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers, joining the latter in a deal at the trade deadline.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Max Scherzer 'drank a lot' to celebrate the end of MLB's lockout