Alex Rios will miss a week with a thumb infection

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Rangers outfielder Alex Rios will sit out at least one week to deal with an infection in his right thumb, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Given the Rangers’ position in the standings and the sudden resignation of manager Ron Washington, losing Rios hardly registers on the radar of concerns for the Rangers.

Rios, 33, has had a mediocre season at the plate, compiling his worst offensive season since 2011. In 521 plate appearances, he has mustered a .280/.311/.398 slash line with four home runs, 54 RBI, and 17 stolen bases. The Rangers have a $13.5 million option on Rios with a $1 million buyout for the 2015 season, which they will have to mull exercising. It’s the last leg of a seven-year, $69.835 million contract extension Rios signed with the Blue Jays in April 2008.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.