Scherzer not on Rangers' ALDS roster; Bradford added

October 7th, 2023

BALTIMORE -- After a fairly suspenseful evening as members of the Rangers training staff, coaching staff and front office awaited Max Scherzer’s live batting practice, the club came to a conclusion on Saturday morning that the ace would not be on the American League Division Series roster.

There was a thought that Scherzer could potentially be activated for a role in the ALDS, whether it was starting or relieving, but he will continue to rehab and work his way back for a potential return later in the postseason.

There are no surprises elsewhere, with Jon Gray remaining on the IL with right forearm tightness and right-handed reliever Jonathan Hernández still down with a right lat strain.

Lefty Cody Bradford also replaced right-hander Grant Anderson, who didn’t make an appearance in the AL Wild Card Series.

Below is the Rangers’ 26-man ALDS roster:

Pitchers (13)
Cody Bradford, LHP
Brock Burke, LHP
Matt Bush, RHP
Aroldis Chapman, LHP
Dane Dunning, RHP
Nathan Eovaldi RHP
Andrew Heaney, LHP
José Leclerc, LHP
Jordan Montgomery, LHP
Martín Pérez, LHP
Josh Sborz, RHP
Will Smith, LHP
Chris Stratton, RHP

Position players (13)
Evan Carter, OF
Adolis García, OF
Mitch Garver, C
Robbie Grossman, OF
Austin Hedges, C
Jonah Heim, C
Travis Jankowski, OF
Josh Jung, 3B
Nathaniel Lowe, 1B
Core Seager, SS
Marcus Semien, 2B
Josh Smith, INF
Leody Taveras, OF