Scherzer’s Dog Bites Hand, Mets Ace Doesn’t Care | Sports News

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Injured Mets ace Max Scherzer confirmed Saturday that his dog bit the pitcher’s hand this week, but he says the injury won’t slow his recovery from an oblique strain.

The New York Post reported on Saturday that right-hander Scherzer was bitten by a dog on his left hand, a second bizarre injury for New York this week after shortstop Francisco Lindor got his right hand stuck in a doorway. hotel and broke the end of his own. major.

Schezer, who has been out since May 18 and is not expected to return until at least the end of June, confirmed the dog bite on Twitter, saying it was actually his hand that was pinched. He also said his return schedule has not changed.

“Just clearing up a few things,” Scherzer wrote. “My dog ​​Rafi injured his leg while running. She was screaming in pain and I went to calm her down by putting my hands on her. When I did that, she bit my right hand. Luckily, this Wasn’t a bad bite. I took the day off and was able to throw long the next day. It won’t have any effect on my rehabilitation and that’s literally a non-story.

Scherzer is 5-1 with a 2.54 ERA in his first season with New York after signing a three-year, $130 million contract in December.

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Lindor missed Game 1 of a four-game series against the Dodgers but returned to the lineup on Friday. The Mets remain atop the NL East at 35-19, challenging Los Angeles for the National League‘s best record despite Jacob deGrom’s absence all season with a shoulder injury.

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