Texas Rangers star pitcher and future Hall of Famer, Max Scherzer will miss the rest of the 2023 Major League season and possibly the postseason if his team qualifies after being injured in his last start.
In the early hours of this Tuesday Scherzer completed a new start with Texas and after pitching 5.1 innings and momentarily leading his team to victory, with a 2-0 partial victory, the right-hander was forced to request medical assistance from the team.
Scherzer initially left the mound with what appeared to be spasms in his pitching arm, so Texas manager Bruce Bochy decided to rest him.
However, hours later it was discovered after an MRI that he suffered from a grade three strain in the teres major muscle. (at shoulder height), so he was practically unable to return to the mound.
The information was released by Rangers general manager Chris Young, who said that it was a fact that Texas would not pitch again until the end of the season and that if they qualified for the postseason it was very difficult for them to see action there.
If Scherzer’s absence materializes, his first season with the Rangers would come to an end after being traded at the deadline from the New York Mets.
In eight games with Rangers Scherzer left record of 4-2, 53 fans in 45 episodes of work and 3.20 effectiveness.
Scherzer’s absence will be a hard blow for Texas, which is still in the fight to secure its place in the postseason and at the moment is half a game away from the second wild card, but also maintains the fight for the lead in the Western Division of the American League with both the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners.