Max Scherzer Injury Update is Crushing News for Rangers Fans

The star pitcher's injury may end up being a little more brutal than we had anticipated or hoped for.
Oct 31, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Texas Rangers injured pitcher Max Scherzer (31) watches the
Oct 31, 2023; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Texas Rangers injured pitcher Max Scherzer (31) watches the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas Rangers won the World Series last season without virtually any help from one of their biggest offseason acquisitions. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom signed a deal with the Rangers last winter for 5 years and $185 million. In year one, he started just six games and went 30 innings before discomfort led him to needing the second Tommy John surgery of his career. Barring any delays in recovery, deGrom is expected to be back in the rotation for the Rangers in August of next season.

Unfortunately, it seems that another one of the Rangers' acquisitions from last season will be on the shelf with him for a little while.

Rangers News: Max Scherzer to Miss Beginning of the Season After Back Surgery

2023 trade deadline acquisition Max Scherzer will be out for the better part of the first half of the 2024 season after having surgery on a herniated disc in his back. He is now the second headlining arm to reportedly be out for an extended amount of time recovering.

As to what the Rangers intend to do with now both drGrom and Scherzer out until the second half, time will tell.

They are already taking a chance on Tyler Mahle, who will be returning from Tommy John surgery. And there are no shortage of other top pitching options available.

Texas has an explosive lineup, but it would be hard to say they can afford to wait for Scherzer and Mahle to return in order to keep up in the American League,

Keep your eyes on Jordan Montgomery's market, it makes logical sense for the Rangers to want him to return after last season's success.

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