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Scherzer to make season debut Sunday vs. Royals

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Texas Rangers right-hander Max Scherzer announced he'll make his season debut Sunday against the Kansas City Royals, according to Kennedi Landry of

Scherzer has yet to pitch in the majors in 2024 after undergoing back surgery in December. The 39-year-old then dealt with a nerve issue that started in May.

The three-time Cy Young winner said the Rangers were extra cautious with his recovery from the nerve ailment because he showed a loss in grip strength after his second rehab start, according to Jeff Wilson of Rangers Today.

Scherzer helped the Rangers win the 2023 World Series following a deal with the New York Mets at last season's trade deadline.

The eight-time All-Star posted a 3.77 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 10.3 K/9 over 152 2/3 innings (27 starts) between Texas and New York last year.

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