Strasburg (neck) will begin throwing Nov. 2, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Strasburg has spent the past few months recovery from thoracic outlet surgery, a procedure he underwent back in late July. The fact that he'll start throwing so early in the offseason seemingly bodes well for his readiness for next year, but it will be hard to have much confidence in his health during draft season given that he's made just seven starts over the last two years.
Strasburg (neck) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Wednesday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. Strasburg's move to the 60-day IL is simply procedural after he underwent season-ending neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery at the end of July. The Nationals are hopeful that the right-hander will be able to return in time for the start of spring training in 2022, but he's been limited to just seven starts across the last two seasons while battling injuries.
Strasburg's thoracic outlet surgery went well Wednesday, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports. Persistent health problems have limited Strasburg to just seven starts over the last two seasons. The latest issue, neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, is one of the more worrisome issues a pitcher can go through. It's good news that the procedure went well, and the Nationals remain hopeful that the righty will be ready for the start of spring training, but his health history makes it tough to be optimistic about his outlook.
Strasburg will undergo neurogenic thoracic outlet surgery Wednesday and will not pitch again this season, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. The issue helps explain why Strasburg had multiple setbacks as he attempted to work his way back from a neck strain. The 33-year-old will end the year having made just five starts, not much more than the two he managed last season. The Nationals hope he's able to return around the start of spring training, but a full recovery can't be guaranteed, as thoracic outlet syndrome has had a significant negative impact on the careers of many pitchers, most notably Matt Harvey. Given Strasburg's extensive injury history, it will be difficult to have much optimism about him during draft season.
Strasburg (neck) is scheduled to meet with a specialist Monday before the next step in his rehab program is decided, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports. Since the All-Star break, Strasburg has experienced two setbacks in his recovery from the neck strain, so the Nationals will send him in for another medical evaluation. Washington is hopeful the checkup will provide an answer regarding why Strasburg is able to complete long-toss sessions without issue yet continues to experience recurring discomfort when he throws off a mound. The injury has kept Strasburg on the shelf since early June, and given the multiple setbacks he's incurred in addition to the extensive buildup time he'll require as he advances through a throwing program, he's likely multiple weeks away from returning from the injured list. Fantasy managers in shallower leagues with limited bench or IL spots available could be better off cutting bait with Strasburg at this point rather than waiting on his potential return.