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Sun Jan 2812:54Max Scherzer To Resume Workouts In Several Weeks
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (back) said he should resume working out again in around three weeks. He has cleared the critical six-week mark after having back surgery without any setbacks. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer had surgery six weeks ago to fix a herniated disc in his back. Scherzer still has a ways to go and is hoping to make his 2024 season debut around June or July, which will obviously limit his fantasy appeal in spring drafts. He was as inconsistent as ever for his fantasy managers in 2023, going a combined 13-6 with a 3.77 ERA (4.32 FIP) and 1.12 WHIP with 45 walks and 174 strikeouts in 152 2/3 innings (27 starts) for the Rangers and New York Mets. Scherzer's stock has fallen considerably heading into his age-40 season, and his inability to keep the ball in the park last year was also concerning.
Source: RangersToday.com - Jeff WilsonRotoBaller.com
Fri Dec 15 202314:05Max Scherzer Undergoes Back Surgery
Texas Rangers pitcher Max Scherzer underwent surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back on Thursday and will be out until at least the middle of the 2024 season. The right-hander missed significant time down the stretch of the regular season and postseason and has missed time with back issues in recent seasons. The right-hander was traded by the Mets to the Rangers in the 2023 season and worked to a 3.77 ERA in 27 starts between the two clubs, a down season by his lofty standard. The future Hall of Famer has one year remaining on his three-year, $130 million megadeal he signed with the Mets prior to the 2022 season. The Rangers signed right-hander Tyler Mahle on Thursday, a move that makes more sense given Friday's news.
Source: Jeff PassanRotoBaller.com
Wed Nov 1 202300:16Max Scherzer Won't Pitch Again In World Series
The Texas Rangers announced on Tuesday that they have removed right-hander Max Scherzer (back) from the World Series roster after he had his start cut short in Game 3 on Monday night due to a back spasm. He is being replaced on the roster by left-hander Brock Burke, who will give Texas more bullpen depth for the rest of the series. Scherzer tossed three shutout innings against Arizona on Tuesday before being removed before the start of the fourth inning. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer suffered a shoulder strain in mid-September, so he didn't make his first playoff start this year until the ALCS against the Houston Astros. In his three postseason starts this year for the Rangers, Scherzer allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits (three homers) while walking five and striking out 13 in 14 1/3 innings.
Source: Texas Rangers PRRotoBaller.com
Tue Oct 31 202300:17Max Scherzer Dealing With Back Spasm
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (back) said the injury that forced him to leave Game 3 of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night after three innings is not a strain but a spasm. He said it's happened to him before and he was clear in 48-72 hours, but other times it's been worse. We won't know how serious the injury is for another couple of days or whether Scherzer will be available for the rest of the best-of-seven series. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer threw three shutout innings before his premature exit. Tuesday's outing was a nice bounce-back performance from Scherzer, who allowed seven earned runs in 6 2/3 innings in his first two starts of the postseason against the Houston Astros in the ALCS.
Source: The Athletic - Levi WeaverRotoBaller.com
Mon Oct 30 202322:23Max Scherzer Leaves With Injury In Game 3 Of World Series
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (back) called the athletic trainer out to the mound as he was warming up for the fourth inning in Game 3 of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday and was eventually removed from the game. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer is dealing with back tightness. Before departing early, he was shutting down the Snakes with just two hits allowed, two walks and one strikeout in three scoreless innings. Scherzer was replaced by right-hander Jon Gray, who was scheduled to start Game 4 of the series on Tuesday. Scherzer was added to the roster for the ALCS after being out since mid-September with a right-shoulder injury. It remains to be seen if he'll be available again in the World Series.
Source: ESPN - Buster OlneyRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 28 202319:55Max Scherzer To Start Game 3 Of The World Series
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Max Scherzer will be third in line to take the bump against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Scherzer will start the first game in Arizona. The 39-year-old struggled in two starts of the ALCS against the Houston Astros. It had been more than a month between appearances for Scherzer, so rust could have contributed to some of his struggles. He also said he's had a cut on his thumb that hindered his performance. With all being said, Scherzer is on the shortlist of competitors you'd want to start a pivotal Game 3 of the World Series for you.
Source: Jared SandlerRotoBaller.com
Fri Oct 27 202316:58Max Scherzer Has A Cut Across Right Thumb
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (thumb) said he was bothered by a cut near the nail across his thumb during the ALCS. Mad Max doesn't think it will be a problem in the World Series, however. The 39-year-old gave up seven earned runs over 6 2/3 innings during the ALCS. Manager Bruce Bochy hasn't named a starter beyond Game 1, so we're not sure if Scherzer will be starting Game 2 or Game 3.
Source: David LennonRotoBaller.com
Mon Oct 16 202315:18Max Scherzer To Start Game 3 Of ALCS
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) will make the start against the division-rival Houston Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Wednesday in Texas, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Scherzer made the roster for the ALCS and was available to pitch in relief in Game 1 on Sunday, but the Rangers didn't use him in their 2-0 victory, so now the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer will make his debut in this year's postseason on Wednesday. Scherzer is a freak of nature, but he's almost 40 and hasn't pitched in a big-league game since Sept. 12. He will most likely be on a pitch count, which will limit his DFS upside. In his last start against the Astros with Texas on Sept. 6, Scherzer surrendered a whopping seven earned runs (three homers) in just three innings to take a loss.
Source: The Athletic - Cody StavenhagenRotoBaller.com
Sun Oct 15 202318:36Max Scherzer Could Work Out Of Bullpen In Game 1
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (shoulder) will be available to make an appearance out of the bullpen during Game 1 of the ALCS on Sunday against the division-rival Houston Astros, said manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy said the Rangers are looking to start him, but they could be flexible in Games 3 and 4 if Scherzer is needed Sunday. Scherzer made the roster for this series against the Houston Astros after not pitching in the ALDS as he returns from a strained teres-major muscle in his right shoulder.
Source: Hazel MaeRotoBaller.com
Sun Oct 15 202314:10Max Scherzer On Rangers' ALCS Roster
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (shoulder) is on the ALCS roster. The Championship Series begins Sunday in Houston. The veteran hurler suffered a teres-major strain in his throwing shoulder back in September and appeared to be a long shot to pitch in the postseason at one point. However, he has worked his way back and should be able to pitch in the ALCS. With Jordan Montgomery and Nathan Eovaldi scheduled to start Games 1 and 2, respectively, Scherzer could end up starting in Game 3 or 4 when the series shifts back to Arlington. When Scherzer does make his postseason debut with the Rangers, he will surely be on a pitch count.
Source: MLBRotoBaller.com
Fri Oct 13 202315:13Max Scherzer Says He's Good To Go For ALCS
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) said he's good to go for the American League Championship Series against the division-rival Houston Astros, which begins on Sunday. Scherzer threw a bullpen session on Friday after throwing a simulated game on Wednesday "hungover" after celebrating the NLDS win over the Baltimore Orioles. The 39-year-old also went through pitchers' fielding practice on Friday. He is now almost five weeks removed from a strain of his right teres-major muscle and is fully expected to be included on the roster for the ALCS. Whether he's used in a starting or relief role is to be determined, though, and it's fair to wonder how effective Scherzer will be against a strong Astros lineup since he hasn't pitched in a competitive game since Sept. 12.
Source: RangersToday.com - Jeff WilsonRotoBaller.com
Thu Oct 12 202319:38Rangers “Encouraged” By Max Scherzer’s Sim Game
Texas Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said starting pitcher Max Scherzer's (shoulder) simulated game on Wednesday left him "real encouraged." Scherzer continues to work his way back from a right teres major muscle strain that has shelved him since Sep. 12, hurling roughly 60 pitches during Wednesday's session. While no decision has been made on the 39-year-old's status for the upcoming ALCS roster, it's fair to speculate Scherzer could be available in some capacity, whether it be as a starter or out of the bullpen. Game 1 doesn't take place until Sunday, so we might have to wait a bit longer for another update on the multi-time Cy Young award winner's recovery progress.
Source: Evan GrantRotoBaller.com
Wed Oct 11 202301:54Max Scherzer To Throw Sim Game Wednesday
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) said he will throw a simulated game on Wednesday to see how many pitches he can build up to. Scherzer said his arm felt normal on Tuesday. This will be Scherzer's second simulated game, with his first going three innings before the American League Division Series. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer is building back up after suffering a right teres-major muscle strain in the middle of September, and barring a setback, he is still in play to return to the team's starting rotation now that the Rangers have advanced to the Championship Series. Scherzer's return could be a real boost to Texas' rotation, but he'd be risky in DFS and could be on a very short leash if he makes the ALCS roster. The Rangers might also decide he's not ready unless they advance to the World Series.
Source: RangersToday.com - Jeff WilsonRotoBaller.com
Sat Oct 7 202312:31Max Scherzer Not Included On ALDS Roster
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) was not included on the roster for the American League Division Series, which begins on Saturday in Baltimore against the Orioles. This doesn't really come as a surprise with Scherzer currently rehabbing a strained teres major muscle in his right shoulder that he suffered in the middle of September. The 39-year-old was able to throw two innings of live batting practice on Friday and felt good, but he still needs more time to build up his arm. Even if the Rangers advance past the Orioles to the Championship Series, Scherzer is no guarantee to be ready to pitch in meaningful games. A best-case scenario could have him return eventually in a relief role if he's not stretched out enough to be a starter.
Source: Rangers PRRotoBaller.com
Fri Oct 6 202318:26Max Scherzer Feels Good After Throwing To Hitters
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) said he felt good on Friday after throwing two innings of live batting practice, but the real test will be how he feels on Saturday. It's too soon to tell with Scherzer, so he'll most likely not be included on the roster for the American League Division Series against the Baltimore Orioles, which begins on Saturday. Scherzer is hoping to rejoin the team at some point during the playoffs after suffering a teres-major muscle injury in his right shoulder on Sept. 12, but at this point, the best-case scenario might be for the future Hall of Famer to join the Rangers in a relief role since he's not fully stretched out. The best bet is that the 39-year-old hurler will return if Texas advances to the Championship Series.
Source: The Washington Post - Chelsea JanesRotoBaller.com
Thu Oct 5 202317:29Max Scherzer To Throw Live Batting Practice Friday
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) will throw live batting practice on Friday as the team works to determine if/when he can return to their starting rotation during the postseason. The Rangers kick off the American League Division Series on Saturday in Baltimore against the Orioles, but Scherzer might not be ready to pitch in real games by then. Scherzer threw his first bullpen on Wednesday and apparently didn't have any setbacks. The future Hall of Famer is attempting to return from a right teres-major muscle strain that he suffered near the end of the regular season. If the 39-year-old ace eventually returns to pitch in the postseason for Texas, he'll be even more risky for DFS lineups at likely less than 100 percent.
Source: ESPN - Buster OlneyRotoBaller.com
Wed Oct 4 202314:29Max Scherzer Throws Intense Bullpen Wednesday
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) threw what is being described as an "intense" bullpen session Wednesday afternoon in Arlington. "This one was real," Scherzer said after describing his previous bullpen as a light session. He also noted that he was pain-free during the outing. It's still unclear if and when Scherzer will be available to the Rangers this postseason, as his recovery from Wednesday's session will play a key role in his timetable. The veteran worked to a 3.77 ERA across 27 starts this season, including a 3.20 mark across eight starts since he was acquired by the Rangers from the Mets at the MLB trade deadline. He has battled injuries over the last couple of seasons, which should knock his fantasy stock down a few pegs heading into next season.
Source: Evan Grant - Dallas NewsRotoBaller.com
Mon Oct 2 202312:06Max Scherzer Limited To Flat-Ground Work
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) is still progressing and isn't ready to take the next step after testing his strained right shoulder with a bullpen session. "I'm still in the recovery process from a strain," Scherzer said. "I think the thing I learned from my bullpen session is how much you need the teres major to get down the slope of the mound. The slope really amplifies it way more than I thought." The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer has been limited to flat-ground work since his bullpen session, but he hasn't had a setback. There's no timetable for Scherzer's return to the Rangers' starting rotation, but they're going to need to make a deep playoff run to give him a chance to return.
Source: Dallas Morning News - Evan GrantRotoBaller.com
Wed Sep 27 202321:07Max Scherzer Throws Light Bullpen
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) threw a light bullpen session on Wednesday and will see how he feels on Thursday. Scherzer and the Rangers aren't putting a timeline on his potential return after he was diagnosed with a low-grade strain of the teres-major muscle in his right shoulder two weeks ago, although he was expected to miss anywhere from eight to 12 weeks. The 39-year-old future Hall of Famer is making progress, but he still has a ways to go before he's ready to start facing live hitters again. The Rangers are going to need to make a deep playoff run for Scherzer to have a chance at rejoining their starting rotation.
Source: Dallas Morning News - Evan GrantRotoBaller.com
Tue Sep 26 202312:00Max Scherzer Takes Another Step Forward
Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer (shoulder) ramped up the intensity of his flat-ground throwing session on Monday. "It's another step forward," Scherzer said. "I'm continuing to strengthen my arm. [Throwing off] the mound is close." When the Rangers placed Scherzer on the injured list two weeks ago with a right teres-major strain, he was expected to miss anywhere from eight to 12 weeks. There's no guarantee that the 39-year-old will be able to make it back into the Rangers' starting rotation if they make a deep playoff run, but Scherzer is going to try his best to be ready. After being acquired from the New York Mets at the deadline, Scherzer was better for Texas, going 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA (3.41 FIP), 0.96 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 45 innings over eight starts.
Source: Dallas Morning News - Evan GrantRotoBaller.com
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