Max Scherzer RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nationals ace Max Scherzer reaches 2,000 career strikeouts

    Sporting News "Fresh off winning his second Cy Young last season, Nationals ace Max Scherzer reached an impressive milestone Sunday against the Rangers. In striking out Nomar Mazara to begin the fourth inning, Scherzer recorded the 2,000th punchout of his illustrious career. He tied Nolan Ryan for the..." June 11

  • That time Willie Mays asked Max Scherzer to get him a hot dog

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer does not say much on days he starts, eschewing silly conversation in favor of a massive roast beef sandwich and extensive preparation. But prior to Wednesday’s game, as Scherzer stomped through the clubhouse on his way to some part of his pregame ritual, his manager stopped him..." June 02

  • Nationals Ace Max Scherzer will not be team's opening day starter

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that Max Scherzer is not on track to be the team's opening day starter, and will most likely open the season as the third pitcher in the rotation. Scherzer has been the team's starter on opening day for the past two seasons, but a stress fracture in the..." March 23

  • Max Scherzer says finger is healed, no longer an issue

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Nationals and their fans can rest easy. Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer — who was dealing with a knuckle injury — threw in Grapefruit League action on Wednesday, and had no negative effects. Scherzer went 4.2 innings, surrendered five hits, walked one, allowed two..." March 22

  • Scherzer likely to miss Nationals opener

    TSN "NL Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer probably will miss the Washington Nationals' opener against Miami on April 3 because of a stress fracture in his right ring finger. The stress fracture caused Scherzer to change the grip on his fastball, placing three fingers on top of the ball instead of..." March 16

  • Max Scherzer says he’ll be ready for the start of the season

    Washington Post "When Max Scherzer reported to camp at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches a month ago, he doubted he would be ready for the start of the regular season. And so did the Nationals. They started preparing as though Scherzer would miss some time. But that was before Scherzer began experimenting with a..." March 13

  • Jake Arrieta looking for Max Scherzer type contract

    Larry Brown Sports "Jake Arrieta is reportedly open to signing a contract extension with the Cubs, but it could take one of the larger deals in recent memory to make it happen. Back in January, Arrieta avoided arbitration by agreeing to a contract worth a little over $15 million for the upcoming season, which..." March 03

  • The unique way Max Scherzer is compensating for his lingering finger injury

    CBS Sports "Last month Team USA staff ace Max Scherzer had to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic due to a lingering finger injury. Scherzer has been dealing with a stress fracture in his right ring finger since last summer, though he pitched through pain well enough in the second half to win the NL Cy..." February 27

  • Scherzer has first 'pen session since injury

    MLB.com "Max Scherzer completed his first bullpen session of the spring on Saturday afternoon, the first time he has thrown off the mound since he arrived at camp still feeling the effects of a stress fracture in his right ring finger. The Nationals announced Scherzer used a modified grip to get through..." February 26

  • Max Scherzer still can’t throw fastballs

    Hardball Talk "The Nationals will be many people’s favorites in the NL East this season. Not everything is looking great, however. For example, their ace — defending NL Cy Young winner Max Scherzer — can’t even throw fastballs right now. The reason: the stress fracture he suffered last August is still causing..." February 24

  • Scherzer frustrated injured finger hasn't healed yet

    Masn "Until Max Scherzer can throw pain-free, he won’t be throwing off a mound. The Nationals right-hander is slowly progressing in his recovery from a hairline facture of the knuckle on the ring finger of his throwing hand. So far in camp, he’s been limited to long tossing on flat ground and..." February 21

  • Max Scherzer's knuckle issue causes concern his season debut could be delayed

    Washington Post "The knuckle at the base of Max Scherzer’s right ring finger became the most analyzed joint in the Washington Nationals‘ clubhouse on Thursday, knocking Stephen Strasburg’s right elbow out of its familiar spotlight, and delivering an unexpected blow to the early-season stability of the Nationals’..." February 17

  • Max Scherzer Injury: Nationals SP Suffers Stress Fracture in Knuckle

    Bleacher Report "Max Scherzer has been one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball over the last five years, but the Washington Nationals ace is on the mend after suffering a stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger, according to Dan Kolko of MASN. He added that Scherzer will not be able to..." January 10

  • Scherzer aims to improve NL-worst HR mark: 'I've got to find a way'

    Washington Post "One could argue that if player embodies the state of the Washington Nationals these days, it is Max Scherzer. He is unquestionably elite, one of the best pitchers in baseball, and recently decorated as such with his second Cy Young Award. One team in baseball has won more games over the past five..." December 27