Scherzer, who threw 73 pitches over 4.2 innings in his Grapefruit League debut Wednesday, threw with his normal grip and says the finger issue is completely behind him, MLB.com's Jamal Collier reports.
Watson remains the Pirates' closer despite his recent struggles, GM Neal Huntington told SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio on Wednesday. "Watson has been one of the best performing relievers in baseball," Huntington said. "We're comfortable with him pitching in the ninth."
Talbot will start in goal versus the Ducks on Wednesday night, as the only lineup change from the last game will be Anton Slepyshev replacing Matt Hendricks on the fourth line, Jack Michaels of Oilers Radio Network reports.
The No. 4 team of Harvick has been assessed an L1 penalty for violation of: Sections 220.127.116.11 I-4 Track Bar Mount and Supports. Track bar slider assembly not approved. Crew chief (Rodney Childers) has been fined $25,000 and suspended from the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series points event, NASCAR PR reports.