The Texas Rangers are set to be without Adolis Garcia and Max Scherzer for the remainder of the World Series. The team removed the pair from their active roster as both players suffered injuries in Game 3; a devastating setback for a team that’s just one game away from winning their maiden championship in franchise history.
Hours before their 11-7 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rangers made the difficult call to exclude both players. The team is now leading 3-1 in the best-of-seven series.
Garcia was suffering a “moderate strain”, Rangers manager Bruce Bochy explained, leading to the player undergoing imaging. He tweaked his left oblique in the eighth inning, at which point he was taken off for utility man Ezequiel Duran. Scherzer was suffering back spasms before he was removed from play and replaced by left-hander Brock Burke.