Max Scherzer's gift for Brayan Peña may have been late, but it was worth the wait.

The 2013 American League Cy Young Award winner bought a Rolex watch for Peña, who caught 71 games that year for the Tigers. While splitting duties with Alex Avila, Peña helped Scherzer achieve the best year of his career -- a 21-3 record with a 2.90 ERA and 240 strikeouts.

Peña, who is now on the Cincinnati Reds, tweeted this photo of his new timepiece:



Perhaps Scherzer was waiting for his contract to end before he sent out his gifts. Scherzer pitched last season on a one-year deal with $15.5 million. Scherzer, now a free agent, apparently rejected a contract extension earlier this year worth around $24 million per year. Assuming he inks a contract worth that much or more, he should be able to buy plenty more watches for his future teammates.

Scherzer isn't the first pitcher in recent years to buy a watch for a teammate after an impressive performance. Felix Hernandez purchased a Rolex for his catcher, John Jaso, after Jaso caught his perfect game in 2012. Roy Halladay in 2010 went above and beyond that, buying 60 Baume & Mercier following his perfect game. Halladay gifted a timepiece to all of his teammates, the entire coaching staff, all clubhouse personnel, the bat boy, training and video staff and public relations officials.

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