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Max Scherzer to miss six-to-eight weeks with oblique strain

by Mike Maher | Mets Correspondent | Thu, May 19th 2:42pm EDT

Mets SP Max Scherzer has been diagnosed with a "moderate to high-grade" oblique strain and will miss six-to-eight weeks, the team announced Thursday. Scherzer pulled himself from his start on Wednesday after experiencing "left side discomfort." (Andy McCullough on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

The Mets are already without ace Jacob deGrom, who remains without a timetable for a return but is expected to be out until at least July. With Scherzer's injury, they are losing one of their big offseason acquisitions for the next two months. With Tylor Megill also on the shelf with a biceps injury, New York is down to Chris Bassitt, Carlos Carrasco, Taijuan Walker, and Trevor Williams in their starting rotation and could be in the market for short-term reinforcements given their strong start to the season.

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