Max Scherzer will not pitch this weekend against the Braves, the pitcher confirmed to reporters in Atlanta.
Scherzer has been diagnosed with Scapulothoracic bursitis.
Before the game on Friday night, he joked that he had to Google what the term means. He described the pain as "like having a rock in your shoe and trying to run."
From Google: pic.twitter.com/wAREjsDwPv— Alex Chappell (@AlexChappell) July 19, 2019
On Tuesday, Scherzer was given a cortisone shot to help with inflammation. He is hopeful he will be able to throw a bullpen session in four or five days.
Former teammate Shawn Kelley was able to advise Scherzer, having just dealt with this issue.
Austin Voth is confirmed to start on Sunday in place of Scherzer.
Scherzer was placed on 10-day injured list on July 13, retroactive to July 10. This is just the third time in his career that his name has appeared on the injured list.
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