Max Scherzer has injury insurance

Updated: June 8, 2014, 10:36 AM ET
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Detroit Tigers ace Max Scherzer, who rejected a lucrative extension offer prior to this season, told SI.com that he took out an insurance policy that would cover any lost income if he suffers an injury prior to becoming a free agent.

Scherzer made headlines in March when he turned down the Tigers' offer, which reportedly was worth $144 million.

But the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner is confident that the insurance policy will decrease his financial "risk."

"This ...

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