Mets right-hander Max Scherzer will not be activated from the injured list and start the final game of the club's series against the Marlins Sunday.

"Nobody ever said he was," Mets manager Buck Showalter said before the series opener Friday. "He was projected because of where he was. Talking to Max and talking to everybody he's making the progress he should be. Not where he needs to be. He's getting closer."