Max Scherzer’s minor back issue just keeps lingering, and now it’s landed the ace on the injured list. The Washington Nationals placed Scherzer on the 10-day IL Saturday with a mid-back strain. The move is retroactive to July 10, meaning Scherzer could be activated in a week. Originally, Scherzer opted to skip the All-Star game but didn’t think he’d miss a start. That changed on Friday when he was scratched from his scheduled Sunday start. The hope was that he could go Tuesday, but that won’t happen either. Washington hopes that he’ll be ready to go against Atlanta next weekend.