Stephen Strasburg RUMORS & NEWS

  • Strasburg scratched again after back flare-up

    The Score "The Washington Nationals were dealt yet another blow just moments after suffering their seventh straight loss on Saturday, as Stephen Strasburg was scratched from his second straight start because of renewed discomfort in his recovery from an upper-back strain. Nationals right-hander Taylor..." June 26

  • Weird weight room accident lands Stephen Strasburg on the disabled list

    CBS Sports "Stephen Strasburg hasn't started a game since June 15 due to a strained back. On Saturday he was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday, his second consecutive missed start. Barring a miraculous night of sleep, it seemed likely that Strasburg would be headed to the disabled list. Sure..." June 26

  • Nationals' Stephen Strasburg scratched with upper back strain, expected to make next start

    Federal Baseball "Earlier this month, Stephen Strasburg left a start against the Cincinnati Reds in Great American Ball Park after just 5 ⅓ innings pitched with cramping in his right calf. Other than that, the 27-year-old, 2009 No. 1 overall pick has been healthy since last season, whe he returned from his..." June 21

  • Strasburg notches 1,000th career strikeout

    The Score "Not even making franchise history could put a smile on Stephen Strasburg's face. Facing opposing pitcher Dan Straily in the fifth inning Saturday, Strasburg fanned the Cincinnati Reds starter to record his 1,000th career punchout. " June 05

  • Stephen Strasburg limps off

    Washington Post "On a sixth-inning pitch to Brandon Phillips, Stephen Strasburg grimaced and reached for his calf. Washington Nationals Manager Dusty Baker, trainer Paul Lessard and pitching coach Mike Maddux jogged out to check on the right-hander, who threw a practice pitch and stayed in the game. Moments..." June 05

  • 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

    MLB.com "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