Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer, who is among eight players on the Major League Baseball Players Association executive subcommittee, issued a statement on Twitter on Wednesday night calling the league's proposal for more salary reductions a non-starter.

“After discussing the latest developments with the rest of the players there’s no need to engage with MLB in any further compensation reductions,” Scherzer tweeted. “We have previously negotiated a pay cut in the version of prorated salaries, and there’s no justification to accept a 2nd pay cut based upon the current information the union has received.”

“I’m glad to hear other players voicing the same viewpoint,” he said, adding that he believes: “MLB’s economic strategy would completely change if all documentation were to become public information.”

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— Max Scherzer (@Max_Scherzer)May 28, 2020

On Tuesday, MLB proposed a sliding scale of compensation to players. The plan, three people with knowledge of the proposal told USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale, proposes to pay players a prorated percentage of their salaries, with the players who make the most taking the biggest salary cuts. The MLBPA called the league's economic proposal "extremely disappointing." 

Scherzer is among several players to weigh in publicly on MLB's proposal to start the delayed 2020 season amid the coronavirus pandemic. Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brett Anderson and New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman also criticized the proposal on social media Tuesday.

Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys

— Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_)May 26, 2020

This season is not looking promising. Keeping the mind and body ready regardless. Time to dive into some life-after-baseball projects. Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. Brighter times remain ahead!

— Marcus Stroman (@STR0)May 26, 2020

The players agreed on March 26 to be paid on a prorated basis, but owners are seeking a new deal with revenues expected to fall significantly short as a result of the 82-game season and postseason likely to be played without fans in the stands. Players would receive pay cuts of more than 50%, and perhaps as much as 75% for the game's top-paid players.

Contributing: Bob Nightengale, The Associated Press.