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Nationals’ Max Scherzer suffers broken nose during bunting drill

UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

In this June 14, 2019 photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Washington. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)
In this June 14, 2019 photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Washington. (Patrick Semansky / Associated Press)
Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Washington Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer suffered a broken nose when he took a ball off his face during batting practice on Tuesday.

Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt. The team said a CT scan was negative.

The three-time Cy Young Award winner was scheduled to start one of the two games of Washington’s day-night doubleheader against Philadelphia on Wednesday. The Nationals said Scherzer’s status – as well as the team’s pitching plan for the doubleheader – was still to be determined.

Scherzer is 5-5 with a 2.81 ERA.

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