Max Scherzer headed for MRI after early exit (triceps) in Rangers’ win
(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
Right-hander Max Scherzer, the Rangers’ key acquisition before the Aug. 1 trade deadline, left his start Tuesday night after 5 1/3 scoreless innings because of a triceps spasm that has put his availability for the rest of the season in doubt.
The three-time Cy Young winner said after the Rangers’ 6-3 victory over the Blue Jays that he felt the muscle tightening as he warmed up for the sixth inning and as he pitched Bo Bichette with one out. Scherzer threw one pitch, winced, and catcher Jonah Heim went to the mound.
Scherzer tested the triceps with one pitch but left the game.