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Injury Expert: Strasburg’s Elbow A ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

 The Nationals will have to keep a watchful eye on Stephen Strasburg, closely monitoring the pitcher’s elbow as he enters his eighth big league season. After finishing last year on the disabled list, missing the final month of the regular season and then all of the post with a strained flexor mass, Strasburg seemed to be creeping dangerously close to a second Tommy John surgery...
7 hours ago

Strasburg Found Distance Running, Patience this Offseason

 If the Washington Nationals hope to compete with the beasts of the National League in 2017, they will need the consistent contributions of Stephen Strasburg. Over the course of his career, when Strasburg is healthy, he’s among the best arms in baseball. When he’s not, it usually has to do with injury. So looking back over the course of his career, his 2014 season is one to replicate...
3 days ago

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg is preparing for a marathon, not a sprint

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Stephen Strasburg’s first spring training bullpen session lasted 10 minutes Thursday morning at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. He let loose — throwing all his pitches — and didn’t experience any pain in his right elbow. It was an encouraging first day, but that’s not the goal. “I’ve always been […]
Via Nationals Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

After quiet offseason, Nationals count on Harper, Strasburg

WASHINGTON (AP) Instead of revamping their roster after yet another early playoff exit, the Washington Nationals head to spring training next week counting on a bounce-back year from Bryce Harper and a full season from Stephen Strasburg. The team's significant offseason changes were limited to adding outfielder Adam Eaton - at the cost of two top pitching prospects - and catcher...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Strasburg thinks overuse of slider led to injury issues

What was shaping up to be a career year for Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg was derailed by injuries in the second half, and the ace thinks he knows why. Strasburg believes he leaned too much on his slider when things were going well, and that led to serious problems late in the season. “You’re always trying to improve your game and it’s tough because I had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg not sure if he will be ready for playoffs

Stephen Strasburg is unsure if he will be able to pitch in the postseason if the Washington Nationals receive a playoff berth as they're projected to do. Strasburg left his last start in the third inning after feeling a pinch in his elbow. The game was his first back after being on the disabled list with an elbow injury. Strasburg received a plasma injection on Friday and will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Stephen Strasburg will avoid Tommy John surgery

The Washington Nationals received some uplifting news on Thursday. Per Chelsea James of The Washington Post, an MRI revealed ace Stephen Strasburg did not damage his UCL. As such, he will not require Tommy John surgery. Trainer Paul Lessard just said Strasburg's MRI showed no damage to UCL. Has strain of his flexor mass. — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 8, 2016...
Via Sportsnaut
September 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg exits game early with apparent arm injury

This is potentially horrible news. Stephen Strasburg has already gone through one Tommy John procedure and had returned back to being a very productive starting pitcher, playing a large role in the Nationals' excellent season. On Wednesday night, though, he walked off the field with a trainer, apparently fighting back tears. It didn’t look good. Strasburg leaves early. See...
Via The Comeback
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals' Stephen Strasburg expected to return next week

The Washington Nationals were dealt good news Tuesday. According to pitching coach Mike Maddux, ace pitcher Stephen Strasburg will return to action as soon as he’s eligible. Mike Maddux said yesterday's bullpen went well, and he expects Strasburg to be ready to come off DL as soon as he's eligible - so next week. — Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) August 30, 2016 Strasburg...
Via Sportsnaut
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Stephen Strasburg headed to DL with sore elbow

The Washington Nationals are running away with the NL East, holding an 8.5-game lead over the second place Miami Marlins with just 39 games left to play. But the Nationals rotation took a hit on Monday when the team placed Stephen Strasburg on the DL with a sore right elbow. Major news: Strasburg placed on DL with sore elbow. AJ Cole recalled and will start tonight. — Mark...
Via The Outside Corner
August 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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