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A look at what Rangers could do with Max Scherzer out until summer

(AP photo/Brynn Anderson)



First of all, stop panicking.

Yes, it’s not great news to hear that a projected member of the Rangers’ starting rotation is going to be out June or July, especially when that starter is named Max Scherzer.

The back injury that forced him out of the World Series was a herniated disk that required surgery Thursday in Dallas under the watchful eye of renowned back specialist Drew Dossett. The injury did not respond to injections, general manager Chris Young said, and the pain increased.

“After returning to my offseason home in Florida, my discomfort in my back continued to get worse,” Scherzer said in a statement released by the club. “During this time I received the diagnosis of a herniated disc. After several conservative treatments and consulting with multiple specialists, I made the decision to have the recommended surgery.

“Getting this procedure done now will give me the best chance to pitch as much as possible for the Rangers in 2024. I look forward to putting in the rehab work and getting back on the mound next summer.”

Great. Now, what will the Rangers do the first two months?

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Jeff Wilson

Sports reporter for two decades. Sports fan for life. Covers the Texas Rangers. Graduate of TCU. Colorado native. Author of Purple Passion: TCU Football Legends (https://t.co/2fmXLyympx). Follow me on Twitter at @JeffWilsonTXR

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  1. deGrom Texas Ranger December 16, 2023

    CY shpuld man up and sign Urias and Bauer to minimum wage deals. They would be the best bargains ever. Relationship disputes (Bauer’s was disproven) are the worst reason of all to blacklist a superstar from MLB.


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