Scherzer likely to miss next scheduled start
MIAMI (AP) - The Washington Nationals say ace Max Scherzer will likely be scratched from his next scheduled start Tuesday at Atlanta because of a sprained right thumb.
The right-hander threw off flat ground before Sunday's game at Miami but said his thumb is still sore. He jammed it batting Thursday against St. Louis.
The rotation shakeup comes at a bad time for the defending NL East champions, who lost their fifth game in a row Sunday. Williams said he didn't know yet who would replace Scherzer against the Braves.
Scherzer said his thumb is improving every day, and when he threw, it felt better than he anticipated. But he said he has learned not to rush back from an injury.