Status: Sidelined. Ready for Opening Day?
Max Scherzer (finger) played catch Thursday but would not commit to being ready for Opening Day.
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Nationals skipper Dusty Baker and Nats starter Max Scherzer addressed his injured right ring finger.
If you found yourself wondering how things got to where they are with Max Scherzers stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger after yesterdays revelation that the 2016 NL Cy Young winner might not be available for the Washington Nationals 2017 season opener, Scherzer and Nats skipper Dusty Baker did their best to explain the situation.
In separate interviews from the Nationals new shared Spring Training facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, Scherzer and Baker talked about the injury and rehab process on Thursday
Carlos Reyes had Tommy John surgery and will miss all of 2017 and probably a month or two of the 2018 season. Our own Mike Sonne went into the details on predicting Reyess injury. Max Scherzer is not able to pitch because of a stress fracture in his knuckle which means hemight not 
National League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer is dealing with pain from a broken knuckle on his pitching hand that arose late last year, and Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker says the team is making plans in case his ace isnt ready for Opening Day.
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The current trend indicates that there has been minimal movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Scherzer. In the past week his own percentage has decreased by 5% . Meanwhile his start percentage has increased by 5.93% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Scherzer is 96.19% and his lowest is 70.69%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 87.50% and lowest is 75.56%.
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