Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer has pitched just once over the past four weeks while dealing with a back injury.
The Cy Young candidate was originally placed on the injured list in early July. He returned for one start against the Colorado Rockies on July 25, but suffered a setback.
There’s now good news on this front. As expected, Scherzer took part in a bullpen session on Saturday. Nationals manager Dave Martinez noted that he felt good afterward.