New York Mets right-handed starting pitcher Max Scherzer is planning on starting Tuesday's game against the Cincinnati Reds after missing more than a month because of an oblique injury.

Scherzer, an eight-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young winner, has gone 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 59 strikeouts in 49.2 innings (eight starts) for the Mets this season. This is his first year with the team after signing a three-year, $130 million contract over the offseason.

The 2019 World Series winner played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Detroit Tigers, Washington Nationals and Los Angeles Dodgers before heading to Flushing.