Found October 01, 2012 on The Majors Detroit:
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According to John Lowe of the Free Press, Max Scherzer is scheduled to make his final start of the season on Wednesday in the season finale.  But the Tigers hope that this will not be an issue, because if they clinch the playoffs before then, Scherzer will be skipped in the rotation to give his shoulder more rest. Jim Leyland said that he will not pitch Scherzer if he isn’t 100% healthy, playoff spot or not.  If Max isn’t able to go or if the Tigers clinch before Wednesday the last day duty will go to Drew Smyly. Scherzer said he felt good after throwing off of flat ground on yesterday and is scheduled to have a full-speed bullpen session before the game today in Kansas City.  After all of that and if he feels good on Tuesday that will be when they decide if Max is good to go or if he should be rested. If the Tigers do make the playoffs Scherzer would start would be next Sunday or next Wednesday, which is game two or four of the opening round.  Scherzer was asked about his availabil...
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