Scherzer hurt on foul ball off face in batting practice

Matt Adams rounds the bases after his eighth-inning grand slam Sunday at Nationals Park

Matt Adams rounds the bases after his eighth-inning grand slam Sunday at Nationals Park

Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer broke his nose during batting practice before Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies, The Athletic's Brittany Ghiroli reported on Tuesday. The team said a CT scan was negative.

The 34-year-old Scherzer is scheduled to pitch in a doubleheader against the Phillies on Wednesday, but his status for that start is unclear. Both Scherzer and Erick Fedde could get pushed back to a weekend series against Atlanta while the Nationals keep right-hander Stephen Strasburg on his regular rest for Thursday's game. The scheduled Tuesday night game was postponed, so Patrick Corbin, who was due to start Tuesday, likely will pitch one end of the Wednesday twin bill.

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With the Nationals off to a poor start this season, there's been some speculation that Scherzer could be moved before the July 31 trade deadline.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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