Stephen Strasburg

#37 SP / Washington Nationals / EXP: 6YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 230 lb Age: 27 College: San Diego State Bats/Throws R/R

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Had non-cancerous growth removed

      Strasburg had a non-cancerous growth surgically removed from his back about one month ago, according to his agent Scott Boras, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports. Recurring upper-back and neck issues hampered Strasburg on and off throughout the season, and it seems the growth may very well have been the cause. Apparently, the growth was "muscular" in origin, and the right-hander is said to be doing well a month removed from surgery. Strasburg managed to perform at an extraordinary level down the stretch despite the issue, posting a 1.90 ERA and 92:8 K:BB after the All-Star break.

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      Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg earns 11th win of the season

      Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg (11-7) finished his season with six sharp innings in Atlanta on Thursday, striking out seven while allowing one walk, six hits and no runs in a winning effort. While he failed to stretch his streak of double-digit-strikeout games to five, Strasburg still ended the campaign on a brilliant run, having given up just five earned runs in his final five outings while putting up a spectacular 57:5 K:BB in 36.1 innings. While it was an injury-shortened season for Strasburg and a disappointing campaign for the Nationals, better things should be in his future.

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg continues strong second half Saturday

      Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg was dominant again in a no-decision Saturday, striking out 13 Phillies while allowing just one run on three hits and a walk over eight innings. His final line on the season won't look so bad, as Strasburg now has a 3.63 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 148:25 K:BB ratio in 121 1/3 innings, but his 5.16 ERA in 13 starts before the All-Star break likely helped ruin a lot of fantasy seasons, not to mention the Nats' playoff hopes. He'll get one more chance to pad those numbers Thursday in Atlanta.

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      Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg continues excellence on Sunday

      Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg continued his stellar run since returning from the DL, striking out 10 and allowing one earned run in seven innings to get the win Sunday against the Marlins. In Strasburg's eight starts since his return, he's had seven quality starts and four double digit-strikeout games while lowering his ERA from 4.76 to 3.81. It might be too late to save the Nationals, but the 27-year-old is at least re-establishing his value as a top starter for 2016.

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg posts 14-strikeout gem on Tuesday

      Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg (9-7) was absolutely masterful in a 4-0 victory over the Phillies on Tuesday, tying a career best with 14 strikeouts in eight innings. He allowed only one hit and one walk. Strasburg was in vintage form, so much so that he equaled the number of whiffs he tallied in his very first major league game back in June 2010 against the Pirates. The hard-throwing right-hander was tireless and razor-sharp Tuesday, striking out an incredible eight of the last 12 batters he faced, clocking his fastball over 95 miles per hour in his final inning of work, and throwing 77 of his 105 pitches for strikes. Strasburg has now struck out 27 batters over his last two starts and is 5-2 since Aug. 8, when he returned from a disabled list stint that spanned pver a month. He will look to continue his torrid stretch during his next trip against the Marlins at home.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Stephen Strasburg saddled with tough loss for Nationals

      Stephen Strasburg has arguably his best start of the season in one of his team's biggest games, but wound up receiving a tough loss as the Nationals suffered a sweep at the hands of the Mets. Strasburg (8-7) returned from a back injury and was sharp, going 7 1/3 innings of strong work, striking out 13 batters while walking just one. His only mistakes were two solo home runs, the last of which tied the game at 2-2. The last inherited runner came around to score, giving Strasburg the defeat.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) will start Wednesday

      After making it through a bullpen session Sunday without any issues, the Nationals announced Monday that Stephen Strasburg will pitch Wednesday in the series finale against the Mets, per The Washington Post. Strasburg left his last start on Aug. 30 with tightness in his back, and after treatment, rest and the bullpen throwing, the Nationals have proclaimed the pitcher ready to go. "He's slated to pitch Wednesday, barring some kind of setback or feeling something," manager Matt Williams said.

    • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

      Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg throws bullpen session

      Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a heavy bullpen session on Sunday, according to Strasburg is expected to make his scheduled start on Wednesday.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg on track to face Mets next week

      Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a successful bullpen session Thursday, manager Matt Williams said. Strasburg will miss his scheduled start Friday against the Braves due to a back injury, but he remains on track to make his next start against the Mets, per

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      Nationals to start Tanner Roark in place of Stephen Strasburg on Friday

      The Nationals will turn to pitcher Tanner Roark to start Friday's game against the Braves, reports The Washington Post. Roark will start in place of Stephen Strasburg, who is dealing with a back issue. Strasburg has been able to play catch recently and will throw a bullpen session Thursday.

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