Nationals Worried Starter Could Have Serious Injury


Washington Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg has returned to the injured list. The pitcher is experiencing a stress reaction in his ribs. 

Strasburg has made just one start this season after being out since last year due to thoracic outlet syndrome. The pitcher had a season-ending injury to treat the condition last year. 

According to Jon Heyman of the New York Post, the Nationals fear that Strasburg could be dealing with a reoccurance of the thoracic outlet syndrome.   

Strasburg has dealt with injuries his entire career, and, in the past two seasons prior to 2022, the starter has pitched only 26 innings. Despite his challenges with injury, Strasburg is undoubtedly an integral piece of the Nationals' organization. In 2020, the pitcher signed a 7 year/$245 million ($35 AAV) contract with Washington. 

Career-wise, the starter has appeared in 247 games, posting a 3.24 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a 10.5 K/9. In 2019, Stephen Strasburg won the World Series with the Nationals. 

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