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Former Dodger Max Scherzer Exits World Series Start Early with Apparent Injury

Big news out of the World Series as former Dodgers starter Max Scherzer was forced to exit his Game 3 start with apparent back tightness. The current Texas Ranger just made it back to the mound after missing the final few weeks of the regular season with an oblique issue.

He was spotted in obvious pain while trying to come back out to pitch the bottom of the fourth. After being checked by training staff, the 39-year-old reluctantly came out of the game.

FOX MLB insider Ken Rosenthal shared on the broadcast that Max was struck by a batted ball but was unsure if that was the cause of the issue at that time. He’d thrown just 39 pitches at that time.

Jon Gray came on in relief of Scherzer with the Rangers holding a 3-0 lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Clint Pasillas

Clint Pasillas has been writing, blogging, and podcasting about the Los Angeles Dodgers since 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Bobby Miller, and any Dodgers of the future. Under Clint, Dodgers Nation has grown into one of the most read baseball sites in the world with millions of unique visitors per month. He's a golf enthusiast, an amateur wood worker, and a friend.

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