After throwing 86 pitches in five-plus innings in his start on Sunday, Max Scherzer has suffered a set back with his right shoulder and
may will have to miss his next start, currently scheduled for Friday.
Scherzer says he was 100-percent for his last start, but after he threw a bullpen on Tuesday, his shoulder tightened up on him [via Detroit Free Press]:
“When I threw my (bullpen), I was able to loosen up,” Scherzer said. “My arm was OK when I threw my ‘pen. After the ‘pen, that night, I really started to feel my arm tighten up in the same spot, the deltoid. That was kind of alarming to me.”
Scherzer said his arm was “still locked up” when he came to Comerica Park on Wednesday.
“I had taken a step back,” Scherzer said. “And considering it was where it was at before my start on Sunday … that’s when we had to start realizing I was probably not going to make my start on Friday.”
Scherzer will make the final road trip with the team, but will be resting his arm. MLB.com has Drew Smyly listed as the starting pitcher for Scherzer’s scheduled game.