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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 228
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Stephen Strasburg (neck) will visit the Nationals' team doctors on Monday.
Strasburg was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with what the Nats described simply as neck tightness. A more detailed update on his condition could be available after Monday's contest. Jun 1 - 4:44 PM

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Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness.

A 15-day break certainly can't hurt Strasburg after the roughest patch he's dealt with as a pro. Considering that the Nats are labeling this tightness, as opposed to even a strain or something worse, it doesn't figure that he'll be out for long. A.J. Cole and Taylor Jordan should be the top candidates to replace him in the rotation. It might come down to whether Jordan is needed in the pen before Strasburg's turn comes up.
May 30 - 2:29 PM

Stephen Strasburg was removed from Friday's start against the Reds after facing just five batters due to an issue with his left trap muscle.

He'll be re-evaluated on Saturday. With the shoulder ailment that he has been dealing with in recent weeks, combined with this new injury and his poor performance to date, a trip to the disabled list seems like a logical conclusion for the right-hander, but we'll know more on his status on Saturday. Taylor Jordan filled in admirably on Friday and would be the logical candidate to join the rotation should Strasburg require an extended absence.
May 29 - 10:54 PM

Stephen Strasburg was removed from Friday's outing against the Reds with an apparent shoulder injury.

He faced just five batters before departing with the team trainer. The right-hander obviously hasn't been right all season, and a trip to the disabled list looks increasingly likely.
May 29 - 8:03 PM

Stephen Strasburg was shelled for six runs -- five earned -- over 3 2/3 innings as the Nationals fell to the Phillies on Saturday.

Strasburg had a mostly-clean first two innings, but the Phillies tallied four runs in the third and another two in the fourth to drive the struggling right-hander from the game. He now has a 6.50 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 44 1/3 innings this season. Maybe that shoulder is still barking.
May 23 - 6:45 PM

Stephen Strasburg threw a successful bullpen session on Thursday without incident.

Strasburg indicated feeling good afterwards and has no lingering soreness in his shoulder. He also pointed out that he believes the issue from Tuesday's disaster against the Diamondbacks was a combination of bad mechanics and poor pitch selection. Fantasy owners may want to take a wait and see approach to make sure he's corrected his issues before putting him back out there.
May 14 - 7:39 PM

Stephen Strasburg was battered over 3 1/3 innings, allowing eight runs (seven earned) in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Strasburg left his previous start with a shoulder injury but he felt good enough after a chiropractic adjustment to take the hill to face the D'Backs. It didn't go very well. He allowed three runs in the first three innings before the D'Backs exploded for five in the fourth inning, topped off by Mark Trumbo's three-run homer. Strasburg gave up eight hits overall with a walk and three strikeouts. His 2015 season continues to get worse, as he has a 6.06 ERA with a 1.71 WHIP and a 35/11 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings. Strasburg will match up with the Padres to wrap up a West coast road trip on Sunday.
May 13 - 12:52 AM

Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) will make his next start on Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

Strasburg is feeling much better after a chiropractic adjustment and won't miss a trip through the rotation. He was originally slated to pitch on Monday, but he'll be given an extra day of rest with Max Scherzer getting the ball on Monday.
May 10 - 4:50 PM

Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

The right-hander left his last start with a shoulder injury, but seems to be feeling much better after a chiropractic adjustment and he's optimistic that he'll be able to make his scheduled start next week.
May 9 - 1:21 PM

Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) said Friday that he's "feeling good" after receiving a chiropractic adjustment.

He won't be officially cleared for his next scheduled start on Monday until he gets through a bullpen session Saturday with no issues, but all signs point to him being ready. Strasburg had to exit Wednesday's start with some discomfort behind his right shoulder, but it looks like he'll be fine.
May 8 - 4:30 PM

Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) played catch Wednesday after leaving Tuesday's start with an apparent injury.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal heard Strasburg left Tuesday with a "cramp" and that a chiropractor adjusted him Wednesday. Whatever the issue, it's promising that he was feeling good enough to throw a day after exiting. The Nationals are still trying to assess the issue, and his status for his next scheduled start is still very much up in the air.
May 6 - 6:34 PM

Stephen Strasburg will see a chiropractor on Wednesday for an alignment issue with his shoulder.

From the sound of it, this isn't an arm injury. According to manager Matt Williams, Strasburg is feeling discomfort under his shoulder. He labored through three innings against the Marlins on Tuesday and at one point was visited by a trainer. He'll visit the chiropractor to see if the issue can be worked out. It's unknown as of now if he'll make his next start.
May 5 - 11:04 PM

Stephen Strasburg labored, making it through only three innings in a loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.

Strasburg needed 64 pitches to get through the first three frames before exiting with an undisclosed injury. He gave up four hits and two walks, and hurt his own cause with a throwing error in the second inning. Strasburg is now 2-3 with a 4.73 ERA, a 1.61 WHIP, and a 32/10 K/BB ratio in 32 1/3 innings. If he's healthy enough to make his next start, it'll be against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
May 5 - 10:51 PM

Stephen Strasburg exited Tuesday's game against the Marlins with an apparent injury.

Strasburg labored through three innings and 64 pitches before Doug Fister pinch-hit for him. Nationals' broadcasters were speculating that it might be Strasburg's back, but that's just speculation at this point. The team should pass along concrete details shortly.
May 5 - 8:53 PM

Stephen Strasburg fanned seven while allowing two runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a victory over the Mets.

Strasburg still has just one quality start in five tries this season, but with a 30/7 K/BB ratio and only one homer allowed in 29 1/3 innings, his FIP is pretty great. He should only get better.
Apr 30 - 10:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Wilmer Difo
4Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
2Michael Taylor
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Felipe Rivero
7Blake Treinen
8Taylor Hill
9Sammy Solis
10Taylor Jordan