There is additional context around the unusual injury Max Scherzer suffered earlier this week.
Reports emerged on Saturday that Scherzer injured his non-throwing hand when he was bitten by one of his dogs, but the injury is not considered serious. In response, Scherzer released a statement explaining the situation.
The Mets ace said his dog Rafi injured his leg while running and Scherzer went to try to calm her down. When Scherzer did, Rafi bit him on the right hand. Scherzer called the injury minor, as he only needed to take the day off, and said the bite was “literally a non-story”.