Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg returning to injured checklist

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg returning to injured list

Washington Nationals beginning pitcher Stephen Strasburg, shown April 13, 2021, experienced discomfort after his bullpen session Saturday. File Portray by Bill Greenblatt/UPI | License Portray

June 13 (UPI) — Washington Nationals beginning pitcher Stephen Strasburg is returning to the injured checklist, the team presented.

Nationals manager Dave Martinez suggested newshounds that Strasburg experienced discomfort after throwing a bullpen session Saturday, and the pitcher underwent an MRI on Monday. The team changed into once composed looking ahead to results when Martinez presented the change sooner than the series opener in opposition to the Atlanta Braves.

Strasburg changed into once scheduled to delivery Tuesday evening in opposition to the Braves after making his season debut final week.

“We were hoping it changed into once appropriate something that can leave. It didn’t,” Martinez stated Monday. “We do now not know if right here is the linked venture or now now not yet, nonetheless we are going to know more as quickly as we gather the MRI and the doctors study the image.

“But it stinks, because he changed into once all furious to be relief. But confidently it’s appropriate a minor setback.”

The 33-year-old Strasburg conceded seven runs, eight hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings in opposition to the Miami Marlins in his debut. The grand-hander moreover struck out five and hit a batter while having an real looking fastball velocity of appropriate 91.9 mph.

“He stated he felt wonderful after the recreation,” Martinez stated. “He stated [his] legs felt fatigued, which changed into once customary. But thoroughly different than that, he stated he felt ravishing.”

Sooner than that delivery in opposition to the Marlins, Strasburg — a three-time All-Wide title make a choice and 2019 World Series MVP — hadn’t pitched in a MLB recreation since final June. He spent more typically than now now not recovering from surgical treatment on July 28 to handle thoracic outlet syndrome.

The Nationals signed Strasburg to a seven-year, $245 million extension in December 2019. Due to the injuries, however, he has made appropriate eight Well-known League starts since signing that contract. He has gone 1-4 with a 6.89 ERA in those video games.

Strasburg, a susceptible No. 1 total draft interact, has a 113-62 report and 3.24 ERA in his MLB occupation.