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Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg

Age: 32College: San Diego StateBats: RThrows: R

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Stephen Strasburg (hand) will now throw a sim game Wednesday

Stephen Strasburg (hand) was scheduled to throw a bullpen on Wednesday but will now throw a simulated game instead.

Fantasy Impact

This is good news for his return. Strasburg hasn't pitched yet this year due to a nerve issue in his pitching hand, but he's getting closer to making his debut.

Stephen Strasburg (hand) to throw another bullpen Wednesday

Stephen Strasburg (hand) is scheduled to throw another bullpen on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

Strasburg threw 31 pitches on Sunday and reportedly felt good. He seems close to rejoining the Nationals' rotation but it isn't a given that he'll start this week. Fantasy managers with weekly lineup decision might want to play it safe and plug someone else in.

Stephen Strasburg (hand) throws a bullpen on Sunday

Stephen Strasburg (hand) threw a bullpen session on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

Strasburg is dealing with nerve irritation in his right hand and has yet to pitch this season. He's trending in the right direction, however, and could wind up debuting sometime this week. Fantasy manager with weekly lineup might want to play it safe unless we hear he's definitely scheduled to start this week.

Stephen Strasburg (hand) throws a flat-ground session Thursday

Stephen Strasburg (hand) threw all of his pitches in a flat-ground session on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

Strasburg has been dealing with a nerve issue in his hand and is set to miss his second turn in the Washington rotation. The World Series MVP hasn't placed on the injured list yet, which would seemingly be an encouraging sign for his return. Look for him to make his 2020 debut within the next week or so.

Stephen Strasburg (nerve) to miss second turn in rotation

Stephen Strasburg will miss a second consecutive start on Thursday. Erick Fedde will start in his place. Strasburg threw from 75-80 feet on Wednesday. If he feels good, he may throw a side session in a couple days, per manager Dave Martinez.

Fantasy Impact

Strasburg continues to miss time when every start counts in this fantasy season. All you can do is hope that Strasburg is ready for the third turn in the rotation at this point. Keep an eye out for updates to see how he responds to throwing on Wednesday.

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