Casey Janssen to undergo an MRI on his right shoulder

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Nationals reliever Casey Janssen will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder, James Wagner of the Washington Post reports. According to Wagner, Janssen reported some abnormal soreness and had trouble getting loose in his last outing on Monday against the Yankees.

Janssen is no stranger to shoulder injuries, as they have nagged him for most of his career. Per Baseball Prospectus, he has had surgery on his shoulder twice: in March 2008 for his labrum, and in November 2012 for A/C joint spurs. He also spent a month and a half on the disabled list last year due to lower back issues. Over 45 2/3 innings with the Blue Jays last season, he finished with a 3.94 ERA and a 28/7 K/BB ratio.

Wagner notes that if Janssen needs to go on the disabled list, the Nationals could turn to Blake Treinen. Treinen made seven starts and eight relief appearances for the Nationals last season, compiling a 2.49 ERA and a 30/13 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings.

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.