Rangers ace Max Scherzer was forced to leave his Tuesday night start due to a "right tricep spasm," the club announced. Scherzer will be evaluated on Wednesday.
Scherzer, who has been dealing with forearm tightness, winced in pain after throwing a pitch in the sixth inning. Catch Jonah Heim, pitching coach Mike Maddux, manager Bruce Bochy and athletic trainer Matt Lucero came out to speak with the 39 year old. After a brief visit, he attempted to mimic two warm up pitches before shaking his head and walking off the mound and into the clubhouse with a member of the club's training staff.
Before exiting, Scherzer was dominant through 5.1 innings of work, allowing three hits and no runs. He struck out two and walked one.
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