Max Scherzer RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Nationals' Max Scherzer named 2016 NL Cy Young winner

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers Association of America named Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer the winner of the 2016 National League Cy Young award. Cubs lefty Jon Lester finished second in the voting and Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks was third. This is the second Cy Young for Scherzer, who..." November 16

  • Scherzer plans to pitch in World Baseball Classic

    MLB.com "This year, Max Scherzer became the first pitcher since Sandy Koufax in 1965 to lead the National League in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched and WHIP. Monday, Scherzer was named as a finalist for the NL Cy Young Award. If he wins, he'll join Gaylord Perry, Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, Roger..." November 08

  • Max Scherzer says wife threw his no-hitter jersey in the trash

    Larry Brown Sports "Max Scherzer has thrown two no-hitters in his career, and the Washington Nationals pitcher saved momentos from both of them. His wife Erica doesn’t seem to have an appreciation for that. On Wednesday, Scherzer tweeted a photo of what he claims was the jersey he wore during his second no-hitter..." October 27

  • Scherzer looks forward to the “biggest start of my life”

    Masn "Max Scherzer didn’t even pause to think about it when asked Tuesday night about the significance of what takes place Thursday night in D.C. “Yep, this is probably the biggest start of my career,” he said. “Biggest start of my life. I’ve said that a handful of times throughout my career. How you..." October 13

  • Max Scherzer historically good at missing bats, limiting baserunners

    Sporting News "Pitchers who don’t allow batters to reach base while also striking them out with regularity are going to be successful. Max Scherzer is one of baseball’s finest when it comes to this. Many people in baseball don’t appreciate just how skilled Scherzer is at this, though. Scherzer is one of..." October 07

  • Max Scherzer reached 20 wins, but his Cy Young case goes beyond that

    Washington Post "When it comes to pitchers’ win-loss record, Max Scherzer subscribes to the new-school way of thinking: He believes wins and losses are faulty measures of a pitcher’s individual performance over the course of a season. Too many variables. Too much happenstance. That stance, however, takes a..." October 03

  • Max Scherzer lobbies for Metro to make an exception for Nats playoff games

    Washington Post "With the rapidly approaching prospect of Nationals playoff games running past Metro’s closing time, the issue is finally attracting more widespread attention. Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans sounded off about the matter this week, saying at a breakfast that “it’s going to look foolish if 15,000..." October 01