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Nationals place Max Scherzer on 10-day injured list

The Washington Nationals ace will miss some time with a groin injury.

Starting pitcher Max Scherzer #31 of the Washington Nationals works the first inning against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park on June 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Dan Kolko of MASN reported on Tuesday afternoon that Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer was placed on 10-day injured list, retroactive to June 12 with groin inflammation. To replace Scherzer on the 26-man roster, the Nationals called up relief pitcher Justin Miller from the minors.

Scherzer exited his last start on Friday night against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning with the injury. The veteran starting pitcher has been the Nationals’ best starter this season as Washington is already without Stephen Strasburg. The 36-year-old pitcher has a record of 5-4, 2.21 ERA, and 104 strikeouts in 77.1 IP.

With Scherzer out for at least the next two starts, the Nationals will look towards southpaw Jon Lester and Patrick Corbin to carry the rotation. Lester is 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA in nine starts this season, while Corbin has a record of 3-5 and an ERA of 6.21 in 12 starts.