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Mets’ Max Scherzer to make second rehab start with Double-A Binghamton

New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer is still at least a week away from rejoining the rotation.

Manager Buck Showalter told reporters on Sunday morning that Scherzer will make a second rehab start with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Tuesday at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford.

The right-hander made his first rehab start on Tuesday with Binghamton and surrendered a pair of runs on three hits over 3 1/3 innings while walking one and striking out six.

“I want to get back out there so bad,” Scherzer told reporters at Binghamton following his rehab start for the Rumble Ponies. “You put in all this work, you see the team playing great baseball, you want to be out there and competing and winning with them.

“I want to be in the big leagues, not be a Rumble Pony.”

If Scherzer’s second rehab start goes as planned, the veteran pitcher could rejoin the rotation on Saturday, July 2 against the Texas Rangers at Citi Field.