New York Mets right-hander Max Scherzer was scratched from his spring training start on Saturday because of a tweaked hamstring, the Mets announced.
This comes the day after the Mets said Jacob deGrom will miss significant time with a shoulder injury.
Scherzer told reporters that he is not sure if he will be ready for Opening Day, but his injury is considered day-to-day.
“It’s frustrating. I’ve really worked hard this offseason to really lift my legs heavy, do all the running,” Scherzer said. I felt like I was in a really good spot with my body and my arm. And it’s frustrating to have my arm and be at this point and have a little hiccup in my leg.”
If Scherzer can’t start Opening Day, the Mets would turn to Carlos Carrasco, Chris Bassitt, or Taijuan Walker.
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