Max Scherzer is set to pitch Wednesday night for the Washington Nationals against the Philadelphia Phillies, a day after breaking his nose during batting practice.
Scherzer was "very adamant" about pitching despite a bruise around his right eye, Manager Dave Martinez said.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner will pitch the second game of a day-night doubleheader.
Scherzer was injured while attempting a bunt during batting practice Tuesday. The team said a CT scan was negative.
Scherzer is 5-5 with a 2.81 ERA.