Fans of the New York Mets will have to wait a little longer to see ace Max Scherzer back on the bump against an MLB opponent. 

Scherzer has been out of the big-league rotation since he first suffered an oblique strain back on May 18 but completed what was widely considered to be a successful rehab start with the Double-A Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Tuesday night that presumably had him on track to face the Miami Marlins this Sunday. 

However, SNY notes that manager Buck Showalter told reporters before Friday’s series opener in Miami that Scherzer won’t be activated off the injured list for Sunday’s contest. Showalter added Scherzer could pitch “somewhere” on Monday or Tuesday, which suggests the three-time Cy Young Award winner may need another rehab appearance early next week. 

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