Max Scherzer RUMORS & NEWS

  • BBWAA corrects $100,000 error in NL Cy Young vote totals

    Larry Brown Sports "The Baseball Writers Association of America had to issue a correction to their NL Cy Young award vote totals on Wednesday after making a $100,000 error. Jacob deGrom won the NL Cy Young award almost unanimously, as he received 29 of 30 possible first-place votes. The initial vote..." November 14

  • Nationals' Max Scherzer gifts team with commemorative bottles ahead of World Series parade

    Sporting News "Washington celebrated its first World Series title Saturday with a parade, but pitcher Max Scherzer made sure to gift the Nationals with something else to honor their achievement. Scherzer awarded team personnel with bottles of Johnnie Walker Blue Label scotch that..." November 04

  • MLB awards: Finalists announced for 2019 MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year honors

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball revealed the  finalists for each of the four major Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards for the 2019 regular season. Those four awards: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year. There are three finalists for each award in both..." November 04

  • Every pitcher from the 2014 Detroit Tigers starting rotation is now a World Series champion

    CBS Sports "Congratulations to the entire 2014 Detroit Tigers starting rotation on their World Series rings, none of which were actually won with the Detroit Tigers.  With Max Scherzer and Anibal Sanchez as part of the Washington Nationals team that..." November 02

  • Did Dave Martinez leave Max Scherzer in too long?

    Hardball Talk "Max Scherzer heroically started Game 7 of the World Series for the Nationals against the Astros. 48 hours ago, he couldn’t lift his arm and needed his wife to help him get dressed, causing him to be scratched from his scheduled Game 5 start due to neck spasms. Cortisone shots are..." October 31

  • Washington Nationals Rage After World Series, Booze, Lightsabers & Fat Guys!

    TMZ "It was absolute PANDEMONIUM after the Washington Nationals won the World Series on Wednesday ... from the locker room to the streets -- and the video is WILD!! The players RAGED with a booze-filled celebration ... chugging beer and champagne, while dancing around to Latin music,..." October 31

  • 'This is what you live for': Max Scherzer, 'rising from the dead,' ready to lead Nationals into Game 7

    USA Today "In this marvelous and historic season, the Washington Nationals knew all along Tuesday it had to end this way. Their magical year simply could not conclude in any other fashion. “This is the most 2019 Nats thing ever," Washington closer Sean..." October 30

  • Max Scherzer will start potential Game 7, feels 'good' after throwing

    The Score "The Washington Nationals are getting their ace back. Max Scherzer told reporters "I'm good" after throwing in left field at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday before Game 6, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. After seeing him throw, Nationals..." October 29

  • Max Scherzer’s status for Game 6 of World Series still uncertain

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals received some crushing news on Sunday morning when they learned Max Scherzer would be unavailable to pitch in a pivotal Game 5 later that evening. The Nats started Joe Ross in his place, who allowed four runs in five innings in a 7-1 loss. As of Monday,..." October 29

  • Nationals' circle of trust has been just six pitchers deep. Can the group see things through in World Series?

    USA Today "Come Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, the Washington Nationals will stare down elimination for the fourth time this postseason, trailing by a game in this World Series and tasked with toppling future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander to keep their season alive. A 3-2 deficit is far..." October 28

  • Max Scherzer scratched from Game 5 start due to back injury

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals suffered a major blow hours before Game 5 of the World Series. Scheduled starter Max Scherzer has been scratched with back issues, and will be replaced by Joe Ross. Stephen Strasburg will still start Game 6, and it is unclear if Scherzer will be available for..." October 27

  • Michigan sleep doctor helping Nationals chase World Series title: Goodnight, Max Scherzer

    USA Today "Dr. Meeta Singh, a sleep expert based in Novi, Michigan, has taken an unusual, behind-the-scenes role in the World Series, setting the bed times for the Washington Nationals. No, she doesn’t have the full bed-time authority afforded to most parents to say: Turn..." October 25

  • Here's everything you need to know about Game 1 of the 2019 World Series

    CBS Sports "The Houston Astros host the Washington Nationals for Game 1 of the 2019 World Series on Tuesday at Houston's Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Rays in five games in the ALDS, and advanced to the World Series with a win over..." October 22

  • Nationals' Max Scherzer to face Astros' Gerrit Cole in World Series Game 1

    ESPN "To nobody's surprise, three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzeris officially the Game 1 starter for the Washington Nationals. He'll face off against Houston Astros starter Gerrit Cole, who is riding a streak of 19 consecutive winning decisions, in the first..." October 21

  • Max Scherzer almost fell before ceremonial puck drop at Capitals game

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer has some time off before the start of the World Series, so he’s pumping up some of the other teams in the city. He just has to avoid falling down doing it. Scherzer participated in a ceremonial puck drop ahead of Friday night’s..." October 18

  • Sensational Scherzer loses no-hit bid in 7th

    MLB.com "History often repeats itself. Typically, though, it’s a little less blatant. Six years after Aníbal Sánchez and Max Scherzer took no-hitters into the sixth innings of consecutive American League Championship Series games, those two accomplished..." October 12

  • Max Scherzer after Game 4 gem: 'My arm is hanging right now'

    The Score "Max Scherzer helped save the Washington Nationals' season on Monday when he hurled seven innings of one-run ball against the Los Angeles Dodgers to stave off elimination, pushing himself to the limit to do so. The 35-year-old admitted he was "gassed" after..." October 08

  • Max Scherzer will start Game 4 despite NLDS relief appearance

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals will stick to the plan and start Max Scherzer in Game 4 of the NLDS. Manager Dave Martinez announced ahead of Sunday’s Game 3 that Scherzer will be good to go for Game 4 after throwing an inning of relief in Friday’s Game 2. October 06

  • Dave Roberts: Dodgers were surprised by Max Scherzer’s Game 2 relief appearance

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals went with an unexpected reliever during Friday’s NLDS Game 2, and Dave Roberts is admitting that he got thrown for a loop. Nationals ace Max Scherzer entered during the eighth inning nursing a 4-2 lead and struck out the side in order on 14 pitches, as..." October 05

  • Nats manager Dave Martinez: Wild Card Game would be 'Max's day'

    MLB.com "For as much as Nationals manager Dave Martinez preaches the mindset of being “1-0 every day,” there now exists the need of foresight. The Nats’ magic number for a berth into the National League Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Oct. 1 -- whether at home or on the road -- is just..." September 24

  • Nats become 1st NL team in 50 years to have 3 pitchers with 200+ strikeouts

    The Score "The Washington Nationals made history Sunday, becoming the first National League team in 50 years to have three starters with 200-plus strikeouts, the team announced. Patrick Corbin reached the 200-strikeout mark Sunday against the Miami Marlins to join teammates Max Scherzer and..." September 01

  • Nationals brought in Max Scherzer as pinch runner in tied game

    Larry Brown Sports "Max Scherzer is taking things slowly after recently returning from the injured list, but he apparently felt well enough to pinch run on Friday. With their game against the Miami Marlins tied at 4-4 in the seventh inning, the Washington Nationals brought in the ace righty to run for..." August 31

  • Max Scherzer joins Tom Seaver as only pitchers with 8 straight 200-K seasons

    The Score "Mad Max, meet Tom Terrific. Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer clinched his eighth consecutive 200-strikeout season Wednesday night when he fanned Baltimore Orioles third baseman Rio Ruiz in the fourth inning. The strikeout made history for..." August 29

  • 5 MLB pitchers who need to step up down the stretch

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s do-or-die time for a number of Major League Baseball contenders. Pennant races are tight, particularly the wild card races, though there are some division battles that remain well worth watching too. It’s to the point of the season where little things will make all the..." August 29

  • Max Scherzer optimistic but 'not out of the woods yet'

    MLB.com "The good news from Max Scherzer on Friday morning was he was able to play catch without issue prior to the Nationals' series opener against the Cubs, keeping in line with his normal routine after a start. Scherzer was still not ready to put his battle with back and shoulder injuries..." August 24

  • Max Scherzer admits he still has concerns over back injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer returned to the mound for the first time since July 25 on Thursday night, but he knows he still has to monitor his back injury. After getting through four innings of work against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, Scherzer played catch without..." August 23

  • Max Scherzer felt pretty good in his return, but ‘it’s more about tomorrow than it is today’

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer had to hold back a bit Thursday, resisting the temptation to give everything he had, realizing there was much more at stake than an August start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The 35-year-old ace returned from the injured list and threw four innings in a 7-1..." August 23

  • Max Scherzer says he's 'ready to pitch,' expects to return Thursday

    The Score "Max Scherzer says he's "ready to pitch." The three-time Cy Young winner threw a 65-pitch simulated game Saturday, according to ESPN. He's set to throw a bullpen session Monday and will be activated from the injured list ahead of Thursday's game against..." August 19

  • Max Scherzer on track to return Thursday after simulated game

    Masn "Max Scherzer built his arm up this afternoon in his second simulated game of the week, throwing 64 pitches over four innings. And as long as he recovers well from this latest throwing session, the Nationals ace will be lined up to return to the rotation next week in..." August 18

  • Cautious Nats won't start Max Scherzer over weekend

    ESPN "The return of Max Scherzer will have to wait. The Washington Nationals announced their starting rotation for this weekend, and Scherzer was not a part of it. After throwing a simulated game earlier this week, there was speculation that Scherzer might be activated for his team's..." August 17

  • Max Scherzer ‘ready to go’ following back issue

    Larry Brown Sports "Max Scherzer is extremely ready to get back in action after a lengthy absence from the mound. Scherzer, who last pitched on Jul. 25 and has only taken the mound once since Jul. 6, said Wednesday he has no need to throw another side session and is ready to pitch in a game..." August 14

  • Nationals’ Max Scherzer takes next step in return to action

    Sportsnaut "Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer has pitched just once over the past four weeks while dealing with a back injury. The Cy Young candidate was originally placed on the injured list in early July. He returned for one start against the Colorado Rockies on July 25, but suffered a..." August 10

  • Max Scherzer may throw bullpen session Saturday

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals are finally getting some good news about ace right-hander Max Scherzer. According to manager Dave Martinez, Scherzer threw off flat ground on Friday, and provided there are no setbacks between now and Saturday, he could throw a bullpen..." August 09

  • Max Scherzer does not appear close to return to mound

    Larry Brown Sports "The Washington Nationals are continuing to make a run at the postseason without their best pitcher, and it looks like that might continue for at least a little while longer. Manager Dave Martinez admitted Wednesday that Scherzer, who has a muscle strain in his back, may try to throw,..." August 07

  • Nationals Place Max Scherzer On 10-Day IL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals have placed ace righty Max Scherzer on the 10-day injured list, per a club announcement. Erick Fedde was called up to take his active-roster spot. Scherzer is dealing with a mild rhomboid strain, the second seemingly minor upper back/shoulder malady..." July 29

  • Max Scherzer ‘very doubtful’ to start Tuesday after missing bullpen session

    Sportsnaut "Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday but was unable to do so, per manager Dave Martinez. As a result, Scherzer is also unlikely to pitch Tuesday as scheduled. Scherzer is dealing with a sore back that has plagued him since Friday..." July 28

  • Max Scherzer unsure of next start after back flares up again

    Larry Brown Sports "Max Scherzer just can’t shake the back injury that has bothered him for the better part of the last month. Scherzer woke up sore a day after making his first start in roughly three weeks, and an MRI revealed a mild strain of the rhomboid muscle. The Nationals ace believes he..." July 26

  • Nationals Activate Max Scherzer

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals announced Thursday that they’ve activated ace Max Scherzer from the injured list. Catcher Raudy Read was optioned to Triple-A to open a spot on the active roster. Scherzer hasn’t taken the mound since July 6 due to a mid-back strain. His..." July 25

  • Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer to return Thursday

    Sportsnaut "Washington Nationals ace and top NL Cy Young candidate Max Scherzer will return to the bump Thursday, manager Dave Martinez announced. Scherzer has missed the past couple starts with a back strain. He’ll now take to the hill against the Colorado Rockies. Martinez had..." July 23

  • Max Scherzer “feels good” after bullpen session; Zimmerman back to IL

    Masn "He did not come right out and say it, but because today’s bullpen session went so well, it is likely that right-hander Max Scherzer will be back Thursday or Friday after recovering from bursitis in his right shoulder. Scherzer said Monday’s bullpen session at..." July 23

  • Nationals change diagnosis on Max Scherzer, who will miss at least one more start

    Washington Post "Max Scherzer, initially thought to be dealing with a mid-back strain, will miss at least one more start after the Nationals gave him a cortisone shot for inflammation in the bursa under the shoulder blade. The condition, known as scapulothoracic bursitis, will cause the right-hander..." July 19

  • Injured Max Scherzer played catch from 90 feet, could start Sunday

    NBC Sports Washington "After being placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain, Max Scherzer is supposed to come off of the IL by Saturday in time for the Nationals' third game of their series against the Atlanta Braves. When he will actually pitch, is another..." July 17

  • Mike Rizzo provides an injury update on Max Scherzer

    NBC Sports Washington "After being placed on the 10-day injured list with a mid-back strain, Max Scherzer is supposed to come off of the IL by Saturday in time for the Nationals' third game of their series against the Atlanta Braves. When he will actually pitch, is another..." July 17

  • Nationals' Max Scherzer Placed on IL After Back Injury Diagnosed as Strain

    Bleacher Report "Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer has landed on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to July 10) with a mid-back strain, according to Byron Kerr of MASN Sports. Scherzer told reporters on July 7 that he started feeling back discomfort after a June 30 outing against the Detroit..." July 13

  • Max Scherzer to miss scheduled start due to back tightness

    Larry Brown Sports "The back tightness that cost Max Scherzer a trip to the All-Star game has crept into the second half of his regular season. Scherzer will not make his scheduled start Sunday due to the back issue, but an MRI came back clean, according to manager Dave Martinez. His next start is yet to..." July 13

  • Max Scherzer Delivers Savage Response To Justin Verlander’s Anger Over Juiced Balls

    Total Pro Sports "Home runs are way up in 2019 to the point that they are on pace to shatter the league record for home runs in a season. Observers started noting as early as April that home run rates were up, and it is certainly being noticed by pitchers. MLB’s new homer-happy environment and..." July 09

  • Why Max Scherzer Is Being Underpaid in $210 Million Free-Agent Megadeal

    Bleacher Report "Max Scherzer deserves a raise.  It's not often such a thing can be said about a player in Scherzer's position. For one thing, his seven-year, $210 million deal with the Washington Nationals is still one of only 16 $200 million pacts throughout Major..." July 08

  • Max Scherzer withdraws from All-Star Game, dealing with back tightness

    Washington Times "Max Scherzer will not pitch in Tuesday’s All-Star Game as the Nationals ace is dealing with back tightness. Scherzer said he still plans to attend the event, but MLB announced Cincinnati Reds starter Sonny Gray would be his replacement. Scherzer said he first started dealing..." July 07

  • Nationals Send Austin Voth To Double-A, Activate Max Scherzer From Paternity List

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Nationals activated Max Scherzer today from the paternity list after his wife gave birth to their second child yesterday. Scherzer is expected to make his last start of the first half today wearing the Expos’ powder blue road jersey against the Royals. Current fifth starter..." July 06

  • MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals GM doesn’t shut the door on potential Max Scherzer trade

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Nationals will have to do some soul searching during the All-Star Break and heading into trade season. At 45-41, Washington remains mired in mediocrity. But it’s just 6.5 games behind the Atlanta Braves in the National League East and would be a wild card team if..." July 05