Nationals Stephen Strasburg Suffers Another Setback During Rehab

You simply hate to see it.

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez told reporters on Wednesday that starter Stephen Strasburg is not in camp because suffered a nerve-related setback during a recent offseason bullpen session.

Strasburg reached the point in his offseason rehab where he was able to complete one bullpen session without trouble, but reportedly experienced problems following the second one.

The nerve issues can once again be connected with the thirty-four-year-old's continued struggles with thoracic outlet syndrome, a condition he underwent surgery for in July of 2021.

Strasburgh has pitched just 31.1 innings and eight total starts over the past three seasons combined,  posting a 6.89 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 28 strikeouts. 

He remains without a timeline to join the Nationals following the setback, but will almost assuredly begin the season on the injured list now.
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