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Stephen Strasburg | Starting Pitcher | #37

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/20/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: San Diego State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (1) / WAS
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Nationals placed RHP Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day disabled list with a right elbow nerve impingement.
Strasburg played long-toss without issue on Wednesday and the plan for now calls for him to miss just one turn in the starting rotation, but the first-place Nationals can afford to play this one cautiously. Erick Fedde, a top-100 prospect, will be promoted from Triple-A Syracuse to pitch in Strasburg's place on Saturday against the Rockies. Jul 27 - 9:28 AM

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Stephen Strasburg (arm) will be placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Strasburg will miss his Saturday start against the Rockies -- top pitching prospect Erick Fedde will toe the rubber for that one -- but the Nationals are hopeful that he will be able to return from the disabled list when first eligible. He initially came down with discomfort in his right forearm during his outing on Sunday.
Jul 26 - 10:31 PM

Stephen Strasburg (arm) played long-toss in the outfield on Wednesday.

Strasburg was lifted from Sunday's start against the Diamondbacks with discomfort in his right forearm. A team spokesman said on Tuesday that there had been some nerve impingement which has since alleviated. As of now, the hope is that Strasburg will be able to make his next start and will not require a stint on the disabled list. Stay tuned.
Jul 26 - 4:52 PM

A spokesperson with the Nationals said Tuesday that Stephen Strasburg had "some nerve impingement that has been alleviated."

Strasburg left Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks with discomfort in his right forearm, but he was able to do his usual between-starts throwing on Tuesday afternoon and manager Dusty Baker said the right-hander is in line to take his next scheduled turn in the rotation. That plan could obviously change, but it appears for now that the first-place Nationals have dodged a major bullet.
Jul 25 - 5:28 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday that Stephen Strasburg is expected to make his next start as of now.

Strasburg left Sunday's start after two innings due to forearm tightness, but doctors examined him and determined that he's fine. Apparently no MRI was needed. The plan is obviously subject to change depending on how he responds to throwing this week -- as they can afford to be cautious -- but this is a good sign for the first-place Nationals.
Jul 25 - 3:37 PM

Nationals manager Dusty Baker said Sunday that Stephen Strasburg was lifted from his start after two innings due to the fact that he had trouble getting loose.

The right-hander labored through the first two innings of this one, throwing 51 pitches and issuing three walks. His removal was precautionary and he'll be re-evaluated when the club is back home on Monday, but at the moment it doesn't appear as though he's dealing with a serious injury issue. Be sure to have a contingency plan in place if he isn't able to start this week, but for the time being it doesn't look like Strasburg will be heading to the DL.
Jul 23 - 8:48 PM

Stephen Strasburg was removed from Sunday's start against the Diamondbacks after two innings due to an apparent injury.

No word yet on the reason for Strasburg's departure, but it's likely to be health related. Before departing, the right-hander had issued three walks and allowed a hit while striking out two in two scoreless innings. Look for the Nationals to provide an update on his status soon.
Jul 23 - 5:27 PM

Stephen Strasburg struck out 11 batters over seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-1 win over the Reds on Monday.

Strasburg scuffled in his final start before the All-Star break after he was hit in the hip by a comebacker, but it looks like the extended rest was good for him. The only damage was a solo homer from Eugenio Suarez in the second inning. He gave up just four hits in all while walking one batter. Strasburg is now 10-3 with a 3.31 ERA and 139/34 K/BB ratio over 119 2/3 innings on the year.
Jul 17 - 3:49 PM

Stephen Strasburg (hip) did some throwing Sunday.

Strasburg was pulled from Saturday's start after being hit on the hip by a comebacker, but he said after the game that he's fine and it appears it won't affect his schedule. He'll take his regular turn after the All-Star break.
Jul 9 - 11:41 AM

Stephen Strasburg said he feels fine after leaving Saturday's start against the Braves with a hip injury.

Strasburg took a comebacker off the bony part of his hip in the third inning and didn't come out for the next frame. He had a rough afternoon, allowing six runs (three earned) and seven hits before exiting. When asked if the injury would affect his availability for Tuesday's All-Star Game in Miami, Strasburg responded with a simple, "no." The right-hander compiled a 3.43 ERA over 18 first-half starts.
Jul 8 - 8:15 PM

Stephen Strasburg hurled seven shutout innings in a no-decision against the Mets on Monday.

The right-hander allowed just two hits and three walks on the afternoon while striking out six. He and Steven Matz traded zeroes through seven innings and neither hurler factored into the decision. The All-Star hurler will carry a 3.28 ERA and 1.08 into his first half finale against the Braves on Saturday.
Jul 3 - 9:25 PM

Stephen Strasburg gave up three runs -- two earned -- and punched out 13 batters in an 8-4 win over the Cubs on Wednesday.

He surrendered a two-run homer to catcher Willson Contreras in the fourth inning, then let in an unearned run in the fifth. Strasburg allowed just four hits and one walk and turned in his fifth double-figure strikeout performance of the season. He improves to 9-2 with a 3.51 ERA in 16 starts.
Jun 28 - 11:59 PM

Stephen Strasburg was hit hard again in Friday's no-decision against the Reds, allowing five runs on eight hits over his five frames.

Strasburg walked two and struck out five on the night. The Reds jumped on him early, scoring four times in the first inning including a solo home from Scooter Gennett. He settled in nicely afterwards though and did enough to at least keep his team in the ballgame. He'll carry a 3.57 ERA and 1.13 WHIP into a rematch against these same Reds at home on Wednesday.
Jun 23 - 11:11 PM

Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a win Saturday against the Mets.

Strasburg wasn't on top of his game, needing 106 pitches to get through one out in the sixth inning, but he limited the damage, allowing six hits and walking two. The win improved him to 8-2 with a 3.28 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 104/25 K/BB ratio across 14 starts. He'll next take the hill Friday against the Reds.
Jun 17 - 8:12 PM

Stephen Strasburg struggled in a no-decision against the Braves on Monday, allowing six runs on seven hits across five innings.

The hard-throwing right-hander has a history of poor performances in the extreme heat, and this muggy night in Washington proved to be no different. All of the damage against him was done via the long ball, with Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp going back-to-back in the first inning and Matt Adams adding on a three-run shot in the third. Despite the poor effort, he had been in line for a victory until Matt Albers blew a save in the ninth inning. On the plus side for fantasy owners, he still managed to rack up 10 strikeouts while walking only one. He's set to take on the Mets in New York on Saturday.
Jun 12 - 10:59 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Jose Lobaton
3Pedro Severino
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Adam Lind
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Manny Delcarmen
SS1Trea Turner
2Stephen Drew
3Adrian Sanchez
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Brian Goodwin
3Ryan Raburn
CF1Michael Taylor
2Adam Eaton
3Andrew Stevenson
RF1Bryce Harper
2Chris Heisey
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Max Scherzer
2Stephen Strasburg
3Tanner Roark
4Gio Gonzalez
5Edwin Jackson
6Joe Ross
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ryan Madson
2Sean Doolittle
3Koda Glover
4Shawn Kelley
5Matt Albers
6Oliver Perez
7Enny Romero
8Matt Grace
9Joe Blanton
10Sammy Solis