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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Stephen Strasburg (oblique) will make another rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday.
Strasburg allowed three runs on four hits over four innings in his first rehab outing Wednesday. As long as he doesn't have a physical setback on Monday, he'll rejoin the Nationals' rotation late next week. Jul 31 - 6:16 PM

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Stephen Strasburg (oblique) allowed three runs on four hits over four innings in his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday.

The right-hander punched out five on the day while walking just one, throwing 44 of his 64 pitches for strikes. It's unclear if he'll need a second tune-up in the minor leagues, or if he'll now be cleared to rejoin the Nationals rotation.
Jul 29 - 8:18 PM

Stephen Strasburg (oblique) will make a rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Syracuse.

Strasburg made it through a 50-pitch simulated game Friday without issue and experienced no lingering effects in his left oblique muscle over the weekend. The right-hander is probably going to make multiple minor league rehab starts before returning to the Nationals' rotation. He has an ugly 5.16 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 13 outings this season for Washington.
Jul 27 - 2:06 PM

Stephen Strasburg (oblique) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Strasburg threw around 50 pitches in a simulated game on Friday and woke up Saturday with no abnormal soreness. It's not clear how many outings he'll make in the minors before returning to the Nationals' starting rotation. Strasburg has a rough 5.16 ERA and 1.49 WHIP this season, though we wouldn't rule out a strong finish.
Jul 25 - 5:30 PM

Stephen Strasburg (oblique) threw around 50 pitches in a successful simulated game on Friday.

As long as he wakes up Saturday without any issues, he should be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. He'll need one or two outings in the minors before he's ready to rejoin the Nationals rotation.
Jul 24 - 5:31 PM

Stephen Strasburg (oblique) will throw a live batting practice session on Friday.

If it goes well, he's expected to be cleared to begin a rehab assignment. It's unclear how many rehab starts Strasburg will need, but with Joe Ross pitching well the Nationals can afford to be cautious.
Jul 22 - 10:53 AM

Stephen Strasburg (oblique) threw around 30 pitches off a bullpen mound Tuesday without issue.

Strasburg will likely do one more bullpen session before facing live hitters. The right-hander has been on the shelf since the first week of July because of a left oblique strain. He's sitting on a 5.16 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in what has been a season filled with frustration. Joe Ross will handle the rotation vacancy until Strasburg is ready.
Jul 21 - 4:32 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Monday that Stephen Strasburg (oblique) should resume throwing off a mound in the "next few days."

Strasburg has been throwing on flat ground for a few days now without any issues. He's missed the last two weeks of action with a strained left oblique and the Nats are proceeding cautiously with him. The right-hander is unlikely to return before the end of the month.
Jul 20 - 4:47 PM

Stephen Strasburg (oblique) threw on flat ground Friday.

Strasburg will slowly but surely be built back up as he works his way back from a strained left oblique. He'll begin throwing off a mound within the next 4-5 days and Nationals manager Matt Williams said the righty might need two rehab starts. That would seem to make it unlikely that he could return before the end of the month.
Jul 17 - 4:07 PM

Nationals manager Matt Williams said Sunday that while Stephen Strasburg is healing, he won't return to the Nationals rotation until he's 100 percent.

Obviously, given the amount of injuries that he has dealt with this season, the Nats are going to take every possible precaution with their prized right-hander. There's a chance he could rejoin the Nationals rotation the first week after the All-Star break.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 12 - 8:29 PM

Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Strasburg suffered the injury during Saturday's start. It's really a shame, as he had been looking terrific since returning from a trapezius injury a couple weeks ago. How long Strasburg will be sidelined isn't known at this point. The Nats haven't revealed who will replace him in the rotation, but an off day on Thursday means they can wait until after the All-Star break to make a decision.
Jul 5 - 2:48 PM

Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's start against the Giants with tightness in his left side.

Nationals manager Matt Williams said that he'll be reevaluated on Sunday, but the team won't take any chances given his recent injury history. There looks to be a strong chance that the right-hander is heading back to the disabled list.
Jul 4 - 3:12 PM

Stephen Strasburg was forced to leave Saturday's start against the Giants with an apparent oblique injury.

Strasburg came back from the disabled list to throw a pair of gems last week, then hurled 3 2/3 scoreless frames against the Giants on Saturday before the injury bit him. It's unclear how serious the injury is, or how long he may be sidelined, but it's once again terrible news for the Nationals and fantasy owners alike, just as he was starting to roll. The Nats should have an update on his status shortly.
Jul 4 - 12:46 PM

Stephen Strasburg delivered another strong performance on Sunday against the Phillies, earning the win after yielding only two runs in seven innings.

Strasburg limited the opposition to four hits and a walk while striking out nine. Jeff Francoeur accounted for both runs, hitting a solo home run in the second inning and then adding an RBI single in the sixth. Strasburg, who had been sidelined with a trapezius injury, has been solid in two starts since coming off of the disabled list. He'll need to keep it up to chip into his ugly 5.49 ERA. He has a 1.53 WHIP and a 60/16 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings. Strasburg toes the rubber at home against the Giants next.
Jun 28 - 4:23 PM

Stephen Strasburg returned in style Tuesday, striking out six over five scoreless innings in a 3-1 win over the Braves.

Strasburg showed no ill effects of the trapezius injury that sidelined him for over three weeks, allowing just four hits and a walk in the game. Just as importantly, his velocity was good throughout the start. It certainly hasn't been the year many had hoped for from the 26-year-old, but perhaps this can be the start of a new chapter. Strasburg has another attractive matchup on deck, meeting the Phillies in Philly on Sunday.
Jun 24 - 12:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Anthony Rendon
2Danny Espinosa
3Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Jayson Werth
2Michael Taylor
3Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Drew Storen
3Casey Janssen
4Matt Thornton
5Aaron Barrett
6Tanner Roark
7Felipe Rivero
8David Carpenter
9Craig Stammen