Stephen Strasburg RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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 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’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 "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

  • Max Scherzer replaces Stephen Strasburg in the All-Star Game

    Hardball Talk "We’re running out of snubs as the result of subs. The latest: Washington Nationals starter Max Scherzer has been added to the NL All-Star roster as a replacement for his teammate, Stephen Strasburg, who will not pitch in Tuesday’s All-Star Game due to him being scheduled to pitch tonight and thus..." July 09

  • Stephen Strasburg will start Sunday for the Nationals

    Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg will start Sunday against the Reds. Dusty Baker sneaked the announcement in at the end of his postgame press conference Saturday night, ending nearly a week of speculation about whether or not the right-hander would be ready after missing two starts with an upper back..." July 03

  • Dusty Baker isn’t optimistic Stephen Strasburg will start Sunday

    Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg is eligible to come off the disabled list this weekend. His turn in the rotation comes around Sunday, when he could pitch against the Reds after missing two starts. Strasburg threw a bullpen earlier this week. He threw another Thursday, which would put him on schedule for a..." July 01

  • Strasburg scratched again after back flare-up

    The Score "The Washington Nationals were dealt yet another blow just moments after suffering their seventh straight loss on Saturday, as Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his second straight start because of renewed discomfort in his recovery from an upper-back strain. Nationals right-hander Taylor..." June 26

  • Weird weight room accident lands Stephen Strasburg on the disabled list

    CBS Sports "Stephen Strasburg hasn't started a game since June 15 due to a strained back. On Saturday he was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday, his second consecutive missed start. Barring a miraculous night of sleep, it seemed likely that Strasburg would be headed to the disabled list. Sure..." June 26

  • Nationals' Stephen Strasburg scratched with upper back strain, expected to make next start

    Federal Baseball "Earlier this month, Stephen Strasburg left a start against the Cincinnati Reds in Great American Ball Park after just 5 ⅓ innings pitched with cramping in his right calf. Other than that, the 27-year-old, 2009 No. 1 overall pick has been healthy since last season, whe he returned from his..." June 21

  • Strasburg notches 1,000th career strikeout

    The Score "Not even making franchise history could put a smile on Stephen Strasburg's face. Facing opposing pitcher Dan Straily in the fifth inning Saturday, Strasburg fanned the Cincinnati Reds starter to record his 1,000th career punchout. " June 05

  • Stephen Strasburg limps off

    Washington Post "On a sixth-inning pitch to Brandon Phillips, Stephen Strasburg grimaced and reached for his calf. Washington Nationals Manager Dusty Baker, trainer Paul Lessard and pitching coach Mike Maddux jogged out to check on the right-hander, who threw a practice pitch and stayed in the game. Moments..." June 05

  • Stephen Strasburg's Nationals deal changes landscape - and shows loyalty exists

    USA Today "Well, what do you know: There really is loyalty in the game of baseball. Stephen Strasburg’s seven-year, $175 million contract extension with the Washington Nationals, officially announced Tuesday, is definitive proof. Sure, the Nats may be paying Strasburg a fat contract - $15 million a..." May 10

  • Stephen Strasburg signs seven-year, $175 million extension

    SI "Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has signed a seven-year, $175 million contract extension, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post first reported that Strasburg had signed an extension. The deal includes an opt-out after the third or fourth year, Fox..." May 10

  • Report: Nationals and Strasburg agree on a “significant long-term extension”

    Hardball Talk "Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post is reporting that the Nationals and starter Stephen Strasburg have agreed on a “significant long-term” contract extension. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman is reporting the same. Per Janes, the official announcement is expected to come on Tuesday. Details of the..." May 09

  • Strasburg seemingly will benefit from 2012 call "Almost exactly four years ago, as the early-season success of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals captured national attention, Bill Shaikin wrote in the Los Angeles Times about the Nationals' plan to shut down their young ace. "You have a five-year plan," Strasburg's agent, Scott..." May 04

  • At long last, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg hitting their stride together

    USA Today "The expectations were ungodly, almost reckless. One was called the greatest pitching prospect in baseball history. The other was baseball’s chosen one, and at the age of 16, was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. If it wasn’t enough, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper happened to be..." May 02