Max Scherzer to not pitch in All-Star Game; Sonny Gray to replace
Major League Baseball has just announced that the Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer will not be pitching at the Cleveland All-Star Game. Because Scherzer started on Saturday July 6, he will not be available to pitch an inning at this year's Midsummer Classic. The right-hander will still likely attend the events and meet with media while Sonny Gray of the Cincinnati Reds will take his spot on the National League roster.
This move now leaves the Nationals with no active representatives at the All-Star Game, barring even more changes to the rosters before next week.
MLB just announced Reds RHP Sonny Gray is replacing Max Scherzer on the All-Star roster. Scherzer pitched today, so that means he won’t pitch Tuesday. But my understanding is that he’s still going to Cleveland.— Mark Zuckerman (@MarkZuckerman) July 7, 2019