Strasburg (hand) has resumed throwing and is expected to be ready for spring training, Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington reports.
It's been a roller coaster pair of seasons for Strasburg, who signed a seven-year, $245 million contract after his strong (and finally fully healthy) 2019 campaign helped the Nationals to a World Series win but followed it up with a very disappointing showing in 2020. He made just two ineffective starts before being shut down due to carpal tunnel neuritis and eventually underwent surgery in late August. While it's certainly encouraging to hear that the Nationals are confident in his readiness for the 2021 season, his long injury history means the team has plenty of reason to be cautious should he suffer any setbacks.
Strasburg will undergo surgery Wednesday to address the carpal tunnel neuritis in his right hand, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
The 32-year-old has already effectively been ruled out for the season after being transferred to the 45-day injured list Saturday, and it's now just a matter of him going under the knife and beginning the rehab process. Strasburg had the nerve issue crop up before his first start of the season in July, and he returned a couple weeks later before again shutting things down. The right-hander is expected to be ready to go for the start of spring training next year.
Strasburg (hand) was transferred to the Nationals' 60-day injured list Saturday, effectively ending his 2020 season, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
This announcement comes just a week after Strasburg was placed on the 10-day injured list with carpal tunnel neuritis. The 2019 World Series MVP has been dealing with the nerve issue in his right hand since the season began and will now be forced to miss the remainder of 2020 after making just two starts. In a corresponding move, the Nationals have purchased the contract of Wil Crowe, who will make his first major-league start during the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Marlins.
Strasburg (hand) visited a nerve specialist and was diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
The 32-year-old has been battling the nerve issue in his right hand all season, and the specific cause has now been determined. Strasburg and the team will determine the next step in his recovery, with surgery being one potential option. He doesn't have an official timeline for his return, but he's unlikely to be retaking the mound in the immediate future and could be lost for the season.
Strasburg was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with carpal tunnel neuritis in his right hand, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Strasburg has dealt with a nerve issue in his right hand since the beginning of the season, and it flared up during the first inning of Friday's game against the Orioles. Although he pitched through the injury over the past few weeks, he'll now get some time to recover before heading back to the mound. It's unclear how long Strasburg will be sidelined as a result of the injury.
Strasburg left Friday's game in the first inning with an apparent injury, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
Strasburg gave up two runs in the first inning of Friday's originally scheduled game, and he was visited by an athletic trainer after throwing just 16 pitches. He exited the game with an undisclosed issue. The nature and severity of the injury are unclear.
Strasburg allowed five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out two over 4.1 innings in Sunday's contest against the Orioles. The game was suspended in the sixth inning.
Strasburg made his season debut after working through a nerve issue in his hand over the last few weeks. The right-hander tossed four clean frames to begin the game, but things unraveled in the fifth inning. He forced an out to begin the frame but then gave up five hits and one walk, which turned into five runs and led to his removal. Strasburg said after the game that he could feel the nerve irritation during the fifth inning but didn't think that he's doing long-term damage, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports. His next start should come on the road Friday against Baltimore.
Strasurg (hand) will make his season debut Sunday against the Orioles, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Strasburg was expected to start the Nationals' second game of the season but was a late scratch due to a nerve issue in his hand, something he's apparently dealt with before. He maintained his throwing program after his original scratch and has been able to build up to close to a full workload, though he's not expected to throw more than 80 pitches, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
Strasburg (hand) completed a 32-pitch simulated game Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The 32-year-old threw a 31-pitch bullpen session Sunday and was slated to throw 45-to-50 pitches during the simulated game, but he didn't ramp up his pitch count as expected. It's unclear how that impacts his potential return, and the team will wait to see how Strasburg feels Thursday before determining the next step.
Strasburg (hand) will throw a simulated game Wednesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Strasburg was scratched from his season debut back on July 25 due to a nerve issue in his hand, though the problem is reportedly no longer bothering him. Wednesday's simulated game will be his first time facing live hitters since a preseason exhibition game more than two weeks ago. It remains to be seen exactly when he'll make his first start of the year.
Strasburg (hand) completed a 31-pitch bullpen session Sunday and felt "really good," Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
The veteran right-hander hadn't thrown off a mound since being scratched ahead of his season debut July 25 due to a nerve issue in his pitching hand, so this is a significant step toward his return. Strasburg figures to require another session or two off the mound before being cleared for game action, so he likely won't be a serious candidate to slot back into the Washington rotation until next weekend's series with the Orioles at the earliest.
Strasburg still isn't feeling any more pain in his hand and threw on flat ground Saturday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Strasburg has been sidelined since being scratched from his season debut as a result of a nerve issue in his right hand. However, the 32-year-old has thrown on flat ground twice in the past three days, and manager Dave Martinez said that he may toss a bullpen session in the coming days. If he responds well, Strasburg could return to game action fairly soon as he continues to build back up to a full pitch count.
Manager Dave Martinez said Strasburg is no longer feeling "the little nerve issue" in his hand anymore, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Martinez added that Strasburg just needs to build his arm back up before he can rejoin the rotation. The right-hander is steadily working his way back, as he incorporated all of his pitches in a flat-ground throwing session Thursday after firing only fastballs from 75-to-80 feet Wednesday. Strasburg's next step is likely mound work; how he responds should provide clarity on his return date. Erick Fedde is set to make another start in place of Strasburg on Thursday.
Strasburg (hand) is scheduled to throw from 75-80 feet Wednesday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Strasburg, who is dealing with nerve irritation in his throwing hand, is set to ramp things up Wednesday after throwing at about 75 percent Tuesday. If the right-hander feels good during Wednesday's session, he could be cleared to throw a side session before the end of the week. In the meantime, Erick Fedde will make another start in place of Strasburg on Thursday.
Strasburg (hand) is scheduled to throw again Tuesday, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Strasburg threw very lightly Monday and felt less tingling in his thumb. He feels much better Tuesday and will throw again. The team will see how he feels Wednesday to determine a better timetable for his return. The right-hander is dealing with nerve irritation in his throwing hand but hasn't been placed on the injured list as he continues to progress in his recovery.
Strasburg (hand) threw very lightly and felt less tingling his thumb Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
He is dealing with nerve irritation in his right hand, but is "definitely a lot better," according to manager Davey Martinez. Strasburg will need to throw a bullpen session before he can be cleared to make a start, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Strasburg admitted Saturday that he's been pitching through numbness in his hand for weeks, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
While that sounds worrying, the issue didn't prevent him from looking fairly dominant over five innings in his lone exhibition appearance against the Orioles before the season began. Strasburg received a cortisone injection Friday to help alleviate the problem and said feeling was already beginning to return to his thumb and fingers, but as yet the team has no official timetable for his return to the mound. "I've got to think big picture here," Strasburg said. "It's my career, and I know that in the long run, it's important to try to make as many starts as you can. By putting yourself in a compromising position now, I don't really know if it's necessarily the best way moving forward." The Nats have a history of being very cautious with the right-hander's health, but this latest injury doesn't seem to be one that will keep him on the shelf for too long.
Strasburg doesn't believe the nerve issue which caused him to miss his scheduled start Saturday against the Yankees will keep him out "too long," Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
While Strasburg's optimism is certainly a good sign, "too long" is hardly a precise timeline. There's a good chance one should emerge soon, however. Erick Fedde is set to make a spot start in his absence Saturday.
Strasburg was scratched from his scheduled start Saturday with a nerve issue in his right hand, Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic reports.
Strasburg reportedly received an injection and is currently considered day-to-day. However, he won't be able to take the mound Saturday against the Yankees, and right-hander Erick Fedde will start in Strasburg's place. Whether the issue will force him to miss any additional time remains to be seen.
Strasburg allowed one run on six hits while striking out six over five innings in Monday's exhibition game against the Orioles.
The reigning World Series MVP tossed 81 pitches in his final trip to the mound before the regular season begins. Strasburg appears ready for his first start Saturday against the Yankees.
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