Stephen Strasburg RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stephen Strasburg's Nationals deal changes landscape - and shows loyalty exists

    USA Today "Well, what do you know: There really is loyalty in the game of baseball. Stephen Strasburg’s seven-year, $175 million contract extension with the Washington Nationals, officially announced Tuesday, is definitive proof. Sure, the Nats may be paying Strasburg a fat contract - $15 million a..." May 10

  • Stephen Strasburg signs seven-year, $175 million extension

    SI "Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has signed a seven-year, $175 million contract extension, according to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman. Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post first reported that Strasburg had signed an extension. The deal includes an opt-out after the third or fourth year, Fox..." May 10

  • Report: Nationals and Strasburg agree on a “significant long-term extension”

    Hardball Talk "Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post is reporting that the Nationals and starter Stephen Strasburg have agreed on a “significant long-term” contract extension. MLB Network’s Jon Heyman is reporting the same. Per Janes, the official announcement is expected to come on Tuesday. Details of the..." May 09

  • Strasburg seemingly will benefit from 2012 call "Almost exactly four years ago, as the early-season success of Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals captured national attention, Bill Shaikin wrote in the Los Angeles Times about the Nationals' plan to shut down their young ace. "You have a five-year plan," Strasburg's agent, Scott..." May 04

  • At long last, Bryce Harper, Stephen Strasburg hitting their stride together

    USA Today "The expectations were ungodly, almost reckless. One was called the greatest pitching prospect in baseball history. The other was baseball’s chosen one, and at the age of 16, was on the cover of Sports Illustrated. If it wasn’t enough, Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper happened to be..." May 02

  • Stephen Strasburg scratched due to illness, Tanner Roark facing Braves in Nationals Park

    Federal Baseball "The Washington Nationals announced this afternoon that scheduled starter Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from tonight's outing against the Atlanta Braves with an illness. No details as of yet, but Nats' skipper Dusty Baker is set to meet with reporters shortly and there should be more..." April 13

  • Planned rotation to begin season: Scherzer, Gonzalez, Strasburg

    Masn "Max Scherzer will start on opening day for the Nationals. That's been known, if not officially stated, all along. The order of the Nationals rotation after Scherzer, however, may come as a surprise to some: Gio Gonzalez will start the season's second game, with Stephen Strasburg following..." March 21

  • Mets' Steven Matz, Nationals' Stephen Strasburg not concerned about results

    USA Today "Go to enough spring training games or listen to enough postgame interviews and all pitchers start to sound the same. On Friday, neither Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals nor Steven Matz of the New York Mets looked particularly sharp, but both were happy with the way they threw the..." March 13

  • Nationals' GM Mike Rizzo says Nats will make "good, market-value" offer to Stephen Strasburg

    Federal Baseball "Jon Morosi reported earlier this month that Stephen Strasburg’s agent, Scott Boras "confirmed to FOX Sports" that the Washington Nationals and their 27-year-old right-hander, who is set to become a free agent after the 2016 campaign, were not, "in active talks about a contract extension as Spring..." March 01

  • Can Nationals Afford to Risk Losing Stephen Strasburg for Nothing?

    Bleacher Report "The Washington Nationals roll into the 2016 season focused on a single question: Can they zap the memory of last year's embarrassing implosion and claw back to the postseason? As spring cedes to summer, however, another question may creep into the foreground in D.C.: Can the Nats afford to lose..." February 22

  • For Stephen Strasburg, free agency -- not extension -- awaits

    Fox Sports "When the Washington Nationals shut down Stephen Strasburg prior to the 2012 postseason, they believed doing so was in the best interest of his long-term health. More than three years later, they’re about to be proven correct: Strasburg, 27, is poised to be the top free-agent pitcher in the 2016..." February 16

  • Nationals avoid arbitration with Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon

    Washington Post "The deadline for teams and their arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures is Friday at 1 p.m. Just before noon, the team announced it had agreed to terms with Anthony Rendon, thereby avoiding arbitration, and knocking another player off their relatively short list of eligible..." January 15

  • Strasburg focused on helping Nationals win in 2016 "Before long, Stephen Strasburg will begin what could be his final season with the Nationals, as the right-hander is due to reach free agency at the end of 2016. But as he looks to reestablish himself following an injury-plagued campaign, Strasburg is trying not to look too far into the..." December 13

  • Boras puts onus on Nats to initiate Harper, Strasburg talks

    Nats Insider "If the Nationals harbor any hopes of keeping Bryce Harper in D.C. long-term, the onus will be on them to initiate negotiations, agent Scott Boras said Wednesday. “I think those are club dynamics,” Boras said during his customary gaggle with reporters on the third day of the Winter Meetings...." December 10

  • Stephen Strasburg an Option for the Padres?

    Baseball Essential "There are some rumbling coming out of the Nation’s Capital that the Washington Nationals are considering moving Stephen Strasburg this winter. It really comes as no surprise, as the team invested a ton of money into Max Scherzer this past offseason and he is the team’s ace. Strasburg has a golden..." November 23

  • Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Had non-cancerous growth removed

    CBS Sports "Strasburg had a non-cancerous growth surgically removed from his back about one month ago, according to his agent Scott Boras, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports. Recurring upper-back and neck issues hampered Strasburg on and off throughout the season, and it seems the growth may very well have..." November 11

  • 'Lot of buzz' that Nats could trade Strasburg

    Boston Globe "A lot of buzz that the re-tooling Nationals could make the 27-year-old available. The Nationals could also lose Jordan Zimmermann and Doug Fister, who was demoted to the bullpen, in free agency. Strasburg was limited to 23 starts with a left oblique strain but went 11-7 with a 3.46 ERA. He’s..." October 18

  • Report: Nats, Rangers talked Stephen Strasburg last winter

    The Outside Corner "The Washington Nationals ended up signing Max Scherzer as their big splash move last winter, but they were in talks with the Rangers about a blockbuster trade involving Stephen Strasburg according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Washington and Texas reportedly discussed a massive deal involving..." September 15

  • Nationals maintain Stephen Strasburg's 2012 limit was right call

    ESPN New York "Three years later, the Nationals still don't regret their decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg. "You got to do what's right for the player," Nationals owner Mark Lerner said. "The Nationals organization did what's right, and we stand by that." Now, the New York Mets find themselves in a..." September 07

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    Dan Kolko @masnKolko

    Strasburg threw a heavy bullpen today. Assuming he doesn't report any issues tomorrow, will be good to start Weds vs. Mets

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    Dan Kolko @masnKolko

    Stephen Strasburg (back) will not start for the Nats Friday. Will need to throw a bullpen first and come out of it OK. Roark will start Fri.

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    James Wagner @JamesWagnerWP

    Strasburg (upper back) played without any issue, per MW. Whether he starts will hinge on his bullpen session though.

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    Dan Kolko @masnKolko

    Stephen Strasburg (back) didn't do normal day-after-start throwing today. Nats giving him time to let medication kick in. Will evaluate tom.

  • Stephen Strasburg set to rejoin Nationals’ rotation Saturday

    Hardball Talk "No official announcement has been made yet, but Mark Zuckerman of reports that Stephen Strasburg is expected to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Nationals’ rotation Saturday against the Rockies. Strasburg has been out since early July with a strained oblique muscle,..." August 07

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    HardballTalk @HardballTalk

    Stephen Strasburg set to rejoin Nationals’ rotation Saturday

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    No announcement yet on Strasburg, but Williams acknowledges he's lined up for Saturday.

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    James Wagner @JamesWagnerWP

    Stephen Strasburg felt good today and played catch. He'll make a rehab start four days from today.

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    James Wagner @JamesWagnerWP

    Stephen Strasburg felt good today and played catch. He'll make a rehab start four days from today.

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    Stephen Strasburg threw a bullpen for the first time and didn't experience any pain in his oblique. #Nats #MLB #Nationals

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Stephen Strasburg continues to throw, should pitch off bullpen mound in "next few days," according to Matt Williams.

  • Nationals' Strasburg: 'I'm learning about myself' on current DL stint "Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, who is on the 15-day disabled list because of a left oblique strain, played catch on flat ground on Thursday and Friday without any problems. Strasburg will continue to do similar activities for the next couple of days before it's time to throw off the..." July 19

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    Stephen Strasburg threw on flat ground a few minutes ago. He still needs to strengthen his oblique. #Nats #Nationals #MLB

  • Strasburg placed on the 15-day DL with oblique strain

    CSN Washington "The Nationals announced Sunday that right hander Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain. The injury occurred in Saturday's game against the Giants, after Strasburg induced a ground ball in the fourth inning and was seen grimacing before being..." July 05

  • Stephen Strasburg exits start with apparent side injury

    Hardball Talk "According to MASN Sports’ Dan Kolko, Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg exited today’s start against the Giants in the top of the fourth inning due to an apparent injury to his left side. Strasburg was in obvious discomfort on his final three pitches. He tried to make his case to stay in..." July 04

  • Stephen Strasburg returns from disabled list, Nationals send Joe Ross back to minors

    Hardball Talk "Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is off the disabled list after missing the past three weeks with a strained trapezius muscle. He moves back into the starting rotation tonight against Atlanta and Washington has demoted 22-year-old prospect Joe Ross back to the minors despite a very..." June 23

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Exam of Strasburg confirmed team's initial diagnosis: L trapezius strain. Won't throw til that is healed, but could be only matter of days.

  • Strasburg shut down from throwing after tests confirm trap strain

    The Score "Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg could resume throwing by the end of the week after tests confirmed he's suffering from a strained left trapezius. Strasburg, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday after throwing just 16 pitches in his most recent start, will rest..." June 02

  • All Eyes Are on Stephen Strasburg as Alarm Sirens Get Louder

    Bleacher Report "Smoke still pouring into the desert sky from the Diamondbacks’ scorching of Stephen Strasburg the other day, the Nationals nevertheless remain white-hot. But (whisper voice here) might they be, you know, finally ready to give up on Strasburg given his current 6.06 ERA and 1.71 WHIP while coming..." May 16

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    William Ladson @washingnats

    Stephen Strasburg said he is not injured. He is trying to fix mechanical issues on the mound. #Nats #Nationals #MLB

  • Stephen Strasburg played catch Wednesday but Nationals still assessing injury

    Washington Post "Nationals officials said Wednesday afternoon they are still assessing Stephen Strasburg’s shoulder discomfort, which knocked him out of his start Tuesday after only three innings. But Strasburg did something after Wednesday’s game that, at least for now, may rule out any worst case scenario fears:..." May 06

  • Strasburg exits early with shoulder injury, hopes to make next start

    The Score "Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg was removed from Tuesday's start after three innings and just 64 pitches due to an alignment issue with his shoulder, manager Matt Williams told reporters after the game. Williams described the location of the injury as underneath Strasburg's..." May 06

  • Agent Scott Boras: ‘Stephen Strasburg wants to play here’

    Washington Times "After Max Scherzer’s introductory press conference Wednesday, agent Scott Boras strongly denied a report that another one of his clients, Stephen Strasburg, would be open to leaving Washington. The report, posted on Twitter by freelance reporter John Perrotto on Monday, claimed that Strasburg..." January 21

  • Report: Nationals open to trading Stephen Strasburg

    Hardball Talk "They may keep Jordan Zimmermann, but USA TODAY’s John Perrotto reports that the Nationals are open to trading Stephen Strasburg, saying he is “very much available”. He adds that both sides believe it is time to move on. Strasburg, 26, avoided arbitration in his second year of eligibility last..." January 20

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    #Nats and Strasburg settle at $7.4 million, avoiding arbitration. Fister, Storen, Blevins still to go today.

  • Strasburg to give up chewing tobacco

    ESPN "Stephen Strasburg, like his former college teammate Addison Reed, is giving up smokeless tobacco following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn. The Washington Nationals ace, who played for Gwynn at San Diego State, told he will quit because of his young daughter. "I think it's a..." June 24

  • Nationals rip Giants in series opener behind Stephen Strasburg, Ian Desmond

    Washington Post "The night had promised so much to the fans who packed into the coolest ballpark in the majors. In the dugouts were the two hottest teams in the National League. On the mound stood an ace beginning to grasp the full extent of his powers. They love their San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park, and the..." June 10

  • Nats going with Strasburg for Opening Day

    ESPN "The Washington Nationals will go with Stephen Strasburg for a third consecutive season as their Opening Day starter. Strasburg, who got the nod from first-year manager Matt Williams over 2013 All-Star Jordan Zimmermann, went 8-9 last season despite a 3.00 ERA. "He has experience there. He's..." March 20

  • Stephen Strasburg is working on a slider

    Washington Post "It started with conversations last season, when Stephen Strasburg asked Jordan Zimmermann and Dan Haren about they threw their slider and cutter. It evolved this offseason, when Strasburg fiddled with a grip and a release. It was unveiled Tuesday afternoon, when Strasburg rifled a slider – a new..." February 18

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    Mark Zuckerman @ZuckermanCSN

    Stephen Strasburg says he's fully recovered from surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow, says he's 100 percent for start of camp.

  • Nationals and Stephen Strasburg agree to a one-year deal, avoiding arbitration

    Hardball Talk "The Nationals and right-handed starter Stephen Strasburg have agreed to a one-year, $3.975 million deal with performance bonuses, avoiding arbitration. The report comes to us from Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Strasburg, 25, was eligible for arbitration for the first time and is entering 2014 with..." January 11

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