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Bruce Bochy named Max Scherzer the Game 3 starter of the ALCS against the Astros.
Scherzer was available out of the bullpen for Game 1, but he was not needed. He was able to work his way back from a teres major strain in his right shoulder. The Rangers will look to take a 2-0 series lead Monday afternoon ahead of Scherzer's start.
Max Scherzer (shoulder) has been added to the Rangers' ALCS roster.
Scherzer has been making his way back from a strain in his teres major muscle. He had a shot to join the ALDS roster, but the Rangers opted to hold him out and will now activate him. He most recently completed a 60-pitch simulated game last week, so he may not be ready for a full workload. Still, the Rangers will be happy to get their big trade deadline acquisition on the mound vs the Astros.
Max Scherzer (shoulder) is not on the ALDS roster for the Rangers' series vs the Orioles.
Manager Bruce Bochy said that Scherzer has been feeling good, but there wasn't enough information to justify having him on the roster. He added that he wouldn't be able to pitch in the first two games of the series, so the decision was made to leave him off. If all continues to progress well, Scherzer could be on the ALCS roster or come in as an injury replacement later in the series.
Rangers SP Max Scherzer will miss the remainder of the regular season with a strained teres major.
Rangers’ GM Chris Young added that it is unlikely that Scherzer will pitch in the playoffs. Scherzer will not require surgery and the team plans on re-evaluating him in two weeks after he undergoes a rest and rehab program.