The Marlins have shown “aggressive interest” in Adam LaRoche

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First the Dodgers were said to be “aggressively pursuing” Alexi Ramirez. Which made me think of this:

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Now the Marlins have shown “aggressive interest” in Adam LaRoche, reports Jayson Stark. Which makes some sense given what we learned about how backloaded Giancarlo Stanton’s deal is. LaRoche would be a good, short-term investment for a team looking for an offensive boost.

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.