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Nationals RHP Stephen Strasburg will throw his first bullpen session on Friday.
Strasburg was shut down due to carpal tunnel neuritis and underwent surgery in August. He will have a normal spring training and throw his first bullpen session on Friday. Strasburg is expected be a 100 percent by Opening Day. The right-hander owned a 10.80 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and a 2:1 K:BB across 5.0 innings in 2020.
Nationals manager Davey Martinez told reporters this week that pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been "throwing a little" following carpal tunnel surgery over the summer and is fully expected to be ready for spring training.
Coming off his heroic postseason performance during the 2019 playoffs and World Series, Strasburg started only two games during the abbreviated 2020 season before ultimately being shut down due to injury. With a clean bill of health entering next season, Strasburg should be a nice bounce-back target in the early rounds of drafts next spring.
Stephen Strasburg underwent surgery Wednesday for carpal tunnel syndrome in his pitching hand.
He'll be sidelined for the duration of the 2020 season. The good news is Nationals GM Mike Rizzo is optimistic that the right-hander will be ready for the start of the 2021 campaign.
Stephen Strasburg will have hand surgery on Wednesday in Baltimore. The procedure is to repair the carpel tunnel neuritis in his right hand.
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo believes the injury was caused by repetition over the years. "We think that once he gets the surgery, he’ll be back ready to go when Spring Training 2021 starts, and he should be good moving forward." Rizzo also stated. The big right-hander will have plenty of time to rehab before the 2021 season.
Stephen Strasburg (hand) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, and will undergo surgery next week.
Strasburg will under surgery on his hand and miss the rest of the season. He was diagnosed with carpel tunnel neuritis in his right hand. The 32-year-old was placed on the 60-day injured list. Strasburg owned a 10.80 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and two strikeouts across two starts in 2020. Wil Crowe was recalled in a corresponding move.