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Max Scherzer back on the injured list

Washington Nationals vs. Colorado Rockies baseball

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 25: Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer pitches to Colorado Rockies at Nationals Park July 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. He gave up three runs in the five innings he pitched. The Nets lost to the Rockies 8-7. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

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The Nationals announced on Monday that starter Max Scherzer has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a mild rhomboid strain. Pitcher Erick Fedde has been recalled from Double-A Harrisburg.

Scherzer, 35, was activated from the injured list on Thursday to start against the Rockies. He had missed two and a half weeks due to a mid-back strain. The rhomboid muscle connects the scapula with the vertebrae of the spinal column. Scherzer’s two recent injuries may be related.

Scherzer owns a 9-5 record with a 2.41 ERA and a 189/25 K/BB ratio in 134 1/3 innings.

Fedde, 26, started in Scherzer’s place while he was on the IL last time. Across eight starts and five relief appearances this season, Fedde has a 3.40 ERA with 26 strikeouts and 21 walks in 50 1/3 innings.

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