Stephen Strasburg

#37 SP / Washington Nationals / EXP: 10YRS Height: 6-5 Weight: 235 lb Age: 31 College: San Diego State Bats/Throws -/-

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Tosses bullpen

      Stephen Strasburg threw a bullpen session Friday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.The Nats' top three starters (Strasburg, Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin) all got in work Friday as the club tries to quickly ramp up before Opening Day later this month. There was no indication of how many pitches Strasburg was able to throw, however, so while GM Mike Rizzo described him as being in "full bullpen mode," how close he is to being ready for the regular season is still unclear.

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Dominant against Astros

      Stephen Strasburg retired the first 12 batters he faced in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros, finishing the outing having given up one run on two hits over five innings. He struck out four.He'd last pitched in a bullpen session last Wednesday, so Strasburg was well rested heading into this one. The right-hander has a 7:1 K:BB through 6.1 spring innings, and if he remains on a five-day schedule from here on out, he'd be set up to take the hill against the Mets on Opening Day -- perhaps a sign the Nats don't feel Max Scherzer (side) will be ready for that assignment.

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Stretches out in bullpen

      Stephen Strasburg threw 53 pitches over three simulated innings in a bullpen session Wednesday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.The right-hander is staying on a five-day schedule during spring training, requiring him to toss a bullpen on the Nats' off day rather than making a Grapefruit League start a day late Thursday. If he stays on that routine, Strasburg could toss a bullpen again Monday -- another off day for the club -- before seeing game action again Mar. 14 against the Tigers.

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Makes first spring start

      Stephen Strasburg struck out two of the first three batters he faced Saturday in his first Grapefruit League start before running out of steam, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.The right-hander's final line -- three runs on three hits in 1.1 innings against the Rays -- wasn't impressive, but Strasburg tossed 35 pitches and was generally pleased with the movement on his offspeed offerings. He also believes he spotted a minor mechanical flaw in his delivery which he'll iron out between starts. Strasburg is coming off career highs in wins (18) and strikeouts (251) plus a dominant postseason performance and has a seven-year, $245 contract in his pocket, so expectations for the 31-year-old heading into 2020 may be higher than they've been since he was a mega-hyped rookie. Strasburg has matured significantly since then, however, and his ability to stay healthy could be only thing standing between him and another Cy Young-worthy campaign.

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Remaining with Nationals

      Stephen Strasburg agreed to a deal to return to the Washington Nationals on Monday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.Strasburg will make $245 million over the course of seven years, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. The deal potentially means the 2009 first overall pick will remain in Washington for the entirety of his career. Heading into his age-31 season, Strasburg doesn't look to be slowing down, as he posted a 3.32 ERA in 33 regular-season starts last year and followed that up with a stellar 1.98 ERA over 36.1 postseason innings.

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      Stephen Strasburg: Rejects qualifying offer

      Stephen Strasburg rejected his qualifying offer from the Nationals on Thursday, making him a free agent, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.Strasburg opted out of the final four years and $100 million of his deal with the Nationals earlier in November, so his decision to reject the qualifying offer was expected. The 31-year-old should have a big market in free agency after recording a 3.32 ERA during the regular season and being named the World Series MVP.

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      Stephen Strasburg: Receives qualifying offer

      Stephen Strasburg received a qualifying offer from the Nationals on Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.Strasburg recently opted out of the four years and $100 million remaining on his contract, so there's no chance that he accepts the one-year, $17.8 million qualifying offer. The Nationals will now be eligible to receive draft-pick compensation should Strasburg sign elsewhere.

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      Stephen Strasburg: Opts out of deal with Nats

      Stephen Strasburg will be a free agent after opting out of the final four years and $100 million of his deal with the Nationals on Saturday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.Strasburg will enter the free-agent market at the pinnacle of his career as he is only days removed from being named World Series MVP. The 31-year-old went 5-0 in the postseason with a 1.98 ERA and 47:4 K:BB over 36.1 innings. The playoff performance was on top of an impressive regular season in which he had a 3.32 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 251:56 K:BB over 209 innings. Strasburg and Gerrit Cole are both in line to receive massive paydays after putting their best feet forward in 2019.

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Big effort to force Game 7

      Stephen Strasburg went 8.1 innings in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday, holding the Astros to two runs on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in a 7-2 victory.Strasburg was an absolute stud once again. After getting touched up for a Jose Altuve sac fly and an Alex Bregman solo homer in the first inning, Strasburg settled in and delivered zeros all the way into the ninth. He was finally lifted after retiring Yuli Gurriel to open the inning, although it's possible Strasburg could have finished things off himself with his pitch count at just 104 pitches. Strasburg has made two World Series starts, allowing two earned runs in each with 14 strikeouts and three walks over 14.1 innings. He's 5-0 overall in the 2019 postseason with a 1.98 ERA and 47:4 K:BB ratio in 36.1 innings.

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      Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Brilliant in Game 2 victory

      Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk over six innings in Wednesday's 12-3 win over the Astros in Game 2 of the World Series. He struck out seven.Strasburg (1-0) got the better of his pitching duel with Houston starter Justin Verlander, emerging with the win to put his Washington Nationals up 2-0 in the series. The only runs he allowed came in the first inning on a two-run home run by Alex Bregman. Strasburg has been outstanding in the postseason, going 4-0 in his five appearances (four starts) with a 1.93 ERA and an absurd 40:2 K:BB ratio across 28 innings.