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Sunday, February 26, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL BRIEF: MAX SCHERZER THROWS FASTBALL SUNDAY BUT WITH ADJUSTED GRIP

One of the biggest early storylines of 2017 fantasy baseball is the fractured knuckle on Washington Nationals ace starter Max Scherzer's index finger that has sounded alarms.  Scherzer himself fanned those alarms when he said last week he may not be ready to answer the bell for his Opening Day start due to experiencing pain when he tries to throw his fastball.  On the bright side, Scherzer was in fact able to throw his fastball during his bullpen session early Sunday but with an altered three fingers grip instead of two.  This is becoming quite a concerned now for Scherzer and his fantasy baseball owners when it comes to the fact he is still feeling the same pain with a two finger grip that he felt last August.  Clearly someone dropped the ball here in terms of not remedying the situation before spring training got underway and now we have to start toying with the idea of dropping Scherzer down a bit in your fantasy baseball pitching rankings.


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