Stephen Strasburg RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stephen Strasburg is scaling back his pitching repertoire in 2017

    Hardball Talk "Stephen Strasburg plans to utilize his slider/cutter less in 2017, according to a report by MLB.com’s Jamal Collier. The right-hander was sidelined in August and September with a strained flexor mass in his right arm and believes his chronic elbow issues stemmed from an increased usage of the..." December 11

  • Boras On Health Of Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Stephen Strasburg and outfielder Bryce Harper — arguably the Nationals’ two most important players — are both on track to participate in a full and normal Spring Training in 2017, agent Scott Boras tells Jon Morosi of MLB Network (Twitter links). That appears to be positive news for the..." October 21

  • Dusty Baker says Stephen Strasburg won’t pitch in NLCS if Nationals advance

    Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg has thrown two bullpen sessions in recent days and played light catch in the outfield, but Manager Dusty Baker on Thursday put an end to any hope for the Nationals and their fans that Strasburg might be nearing a return." October 13

  • Stephen Strasburg experiences discomfort during bullpen session

    Hardball Talk "The Nats have the edge in the NLDS, but if they get past the Dodgers they may have to continue their World Series quest without Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg pitched a bullpen session yesterday but stopped it early after feeling some discomfort" October 11

  • Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Throws bullpen for first time since injury

    CBS Sports "Strasburg (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday for the first time since injuring his elbow, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. This is great news for the Nationals, as the stud pitcher has been sidelined since the beginning of September due to this ailment. " October 07

  • Stephen Strasburg is ‘unlikely’ to pitch in NLDS, Mike Rizzo says

    Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg played catch at 90 feet Tuesday afternoon at Nationals Park. The session constitutes progress in his recovery from a strained flexor mass, but not enough for the Nationals to believe the all-star right-hander will be ready for the start of the playoffs. “I think it would be..." September 28

  • Daniel Murphy has strained left buttocks, Stephen Strasburg’s playoff status still uncertain

    Washington Post "Daniel Murphy, whose left leg injury was not responding to treatment, has a mild strain in his left buttocks, Nationals Manager Dusty Baker said Friday. Murphy underwent an MRI, which revealed the strain, an issue that plagues him most when he is running. Baker said the Nationals are going “to..." September 24

  • Stephen Strasburg Diagnosed With Flexor Mass Strain; No Ligament Damage Found

    MLB Trade Rumors "Strasburg says he can’t promise he’ll return for the postseason, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post tweets. Via MLB.com’s Jamal Collier (also on Twitter), Strasburg received a PRP shot yesterday." September 10

  • Stephen Strasburg heading for second opinion, unsure about status for postseason

    CBS Sports " Earlier this week the Nationals lost co-ace Stephen Strasburg to a strained flexor mass in his first start back from the disabled list. He'd missed time with soreness in his surgically repaired elbow." September 10

  • Trainer: Strasburg has flexor mass strain, ‘not a season-ending’ injury

    Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg left Wednesday night’s game after getting one out in the third inning, a troubling turn of events for the right-hander who was activated from the disabled list before the game. Nationals Manager Dusty Baker said Strasburg felt a “pinch in the back of his elbow,” and would undergo..." September 08

  • Stephen Strasburg exits Wednesday’s game in the third inning

    Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg left Wednesday night’s game after getting one out in the third inning, a troubling turn of events for the right-hander who was activated from the disabled list before the game. Strasburg had been on the disabled list with what the team called “right elbow soreness,” a move that..." September 08

  • Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg activated from disabled list

    SI "The Washington Nationals have activated pitcher Stephen Strasburg from the 15-day disabled list, and he will start in the series finale against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Strasburg had been sidelined since Aug. 23 with a sore right elbow. "It would mean a lot to us because he's one of..." September 07

  • Nats targeting Wednesday for Stephen Strasburg's return

    MLB.com "The end of Stephen Strasburg's latest stint on the disabled list appears to be near. Strasburg threw bullpen sessions every other day this week and came away feeling well after each of them, including one that sent Gio Gonzalez into manager Dusty Baker's office raving about his teammate's..." September 05

  • Stephen Strasburg expected to return next week

    Sportsnaut "The Washington Nationals were dealt good news Tuesday. According to pitching coach Mike Maddux, ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg will return to action as soon as he’s eligible. Strasburg was placed on the DL on August 22, his second DL stint of the season. He last pitched on August..." August 30

  • Nationals better hope Stephen Strasburg injury isn't a sign of things to come

    Sporting News "When the Nationals signed pitcher Stephen Strasburg to a contract extension in June, the baseball world raised its collective eyebrows. While Strasburg had flashed signs of dominance throughout his career, the idea that Strasburg not only could shut down the majors, but stay healthy while doing..." August 22

  • Stephen Strasburg goes on 15-day DL with right elbow soreness

    ABC News "The Nationals have placed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day DL with right elbow soreness. Washington has recalled pitcher A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse. Cole will replace Strasburg as the Nationals' starting pitcher Monday against the Orioles." August 22

  • Max Scherzer on 13-0 Stephen Strasburg: 'He's laser-focused'

    ESPN "Every time Stephen Strasburg takes the mound, he inches closer toward history. One more win and Strasburg will tie Roger Clemens for the second-longest winning streak by a starting pitcher to begin a season in the divisional era. Strasburg is the first starter to go 13-0 since 2013, and you..." July 21