BREAKING: MLB Suspends New York Mets' Max Scherzer

New York Mets star pitcher Max Scherzer has been suspended for 10 games and fined $10,000 by the MLB after being ejected from a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers for allegedly using a foreign substance on his glove.

The substance in question was a mixture of rosin and sweat, which Scherzer claimed was legal. However, the umpires determined that the substance was too sticky and violated MLB rules.

He initially planned to challenge the suspension but eventually decided to forgo his appeal for undisclosed reasons. As a result, Scherzer will commence his suspension on Thursday and miss his next two scheduled starts. He is expected to return to the field on May 1.

In the meantime, Joey Lucchesi will replace Scherzer in the team's rotation.

Through four starts this season, the 38-year-old has recorded a 3.72 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts across 19.1 innings. Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports