Max Scherzer (39, Texas Rangers), who won a decision in a start against Hyun-jin Ryu (36, Toronto Blue Jays), will miss the remainder of the season.
According to MLB.com, Texas general manager Chris Young tweeted on Thursday, “Bad news. Scherzer is out for the remainder of the season with an oblique strain in his right arm.”
Scherzer had started the previous day (Aug. 13) against Ryu Hyun-jin. The injury came out of nowhere. In the sixth inning, Scherzer got the first batter, George Springer, to ground out to second base. When he faced the next batter, Bo Bichette, he felt something wrong. He threw the first pitch and made a catch from the bench. Head coach Bruce Bochy, pitching coach Mike Maddux, and a trainer came to the mound to check him out. After a brief conversation, Scherzer winded up to throw a practice pitch, but couldn’t get the ball out. He said he couldn’t throw it himself. Eventually, Schuerzer was taken off the mound after 5 1/3 innings of three-hit ball with one walk and two strikeouts.
He was later examined and found to have an oblique strain.
Scherzer had signed a three-year, $130 million free agent contract with the Mets ahead of the 2022 season, but was dealt to Texas at the trade deadline this year. In the deal, Scherzer waived his no-trade clause and the Mets agreed to pay all but $22.5 million of Scherzer’s remaining salary.온라인바카라
The Mets, who formed a Cy Young-winning one-two punch with Justin Verlander (Houston) and Scherzer last winter, used the trade to prepare for next season as their postseason hopes slipped to fourth place in the East.
Scherzer went 9-4 with a 4.01 ERA in 19 games with the Mets and 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA in eight games with Texas.
However, Texas no longer has the ability to utilize Scherzer. They got a big-game pitcher, and now they can’t use him. It’s a headache.
At this point, his chances of making a postseason appearance are slim. “It’s not likely,” Young said.
However, Scherzer is not expected to need surgery. The team will continue to monitor the situation.
“In a way, I’m relieved it’s not worse,” Scherzer said. I’m not having surgery. According to the doctors, I’m going to make a full recovery.”
Meanwhile, the Texas starting rotation without Scherzer is comprised of Nathan Eovaldi, Jordan Montgomery, Jon Gray and Dane Dunning. MLB.com reports that Texas will look to Martin Perez or Andrew Heaney to fill one of the spots. Young also mentioned Cody Bradford’s name.