Max Scherzer back on the injured list

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The Nationals announced on Monday that starter Max Scherzer has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a mild rhomboid strain. Pitcher Erick Fedde has been recalled from Double-A Harrisburg.

Scherzer, 35, was activated from the injured list on Thursday to start against the Rockies. He had missed two and a half weeks due to a mid-back strain. The rhomboid muscle connects the scapula with the vertebrae of the spinal column. Scherzer’s two recent injuries may be related.

Scherzer owns a 9-5 record with a 2.41 ERA and a 189/25 K/BB ratio in 134 1/3 innings.

Fedde, 26, started in Scherzer’s place while he was on the IL last time. Across eight starts and five relief appearances this season, Fedde has a 3.40 ERA with 26 strikeouts and 21 walks in 50 1/3 innings.