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The Nationals made a 50-page presentation for Stephen Strasburg to follow
With recent news of Stephen Strasburg being shut down for his final 2-3 starts, a report has surfaced that Mike Rizzo, the Nationals general manager, has a 50-page outline they have had since last January. Rizzo said during a radio appearance on 106.7 The Fan, that this has been his decision all along.
“This decision is my decision; it’s based on research we’ve done from our medical practitioners and from our pitching coaches and what we’ve done in the past,” Rizzo told Holden on 106.7 The Fan today. “We’ve got a plan that’s been in place since January. We’ve got it outlined in a 50-page presentation form that we have followed protocol the whole time. It’s the same protocol that we followed with Ross Detwiler, with Jordan Zimmerman, with Stephen Strasburg.”
Surprisingly, Stephen Strasburg has been left out in the dark on this decision. The Nats have had this plan in place for eight months, and Strasburg has been clueless about how general manager Mike Rizzo planned to ease him back into the rotation.
“It’s something that they haven’t discussed with me, so all I can do is just keep pitching and keep helping this team win as many games as we can,” Strasburg said in July. “And when they think that it’s time for us to shut it down, then it’s going to be their call. I know they’re only doing it because obviously a lot of medical studies have shown that it’s the right thing to do.”
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