Stephen Strasburg RUMORS & NEWS

  • It’s a stretch: Nats’ Strasburg may ditch windup

    Hardball Talk "Stephen Strasburg may emulate closers and pitch only from the stretch this season. Strasburg avoided a windup for all 23 of his pitches in a 2-1, 10-ininng loss by a Washington split squad to St. Louis on Friday, his first appearance of spring training. “I’m not trying to reinvent myself,..." March 04

  • Stephen Strasburg is scaling back his pitching repertoire in 2017

    Hardball Talk "Stephen Strasburg plans to utilize his slider/cutter less in 2017, according to a report by MLB.com’s Jamal Collier. The right-hander was sidelined in August and September with a strained flexor mass in his right arm and believes his chronic elbow issues stemmed from an increased usage of the..." December 11

  • Boras On Health Of Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper

    MLB Trade Rumors "Righty Stephen Strasburg and outfielder Bryce Harper — arguably the Nationals’ two most important players — are both on track to participate in a full and normal Spring Training in 2017, agent Scott Boras tells Jon Morosi of MLB Network (Twitter links). That appears to be positive news for the..." October 21

  • Dusty Baker says Stephen Strasburg won’t pitch in NLCS if Nationals advance

    Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg has thrown two bullpen sessions in recent days and played light catch in the outfield, but Manager Dusty Baker on Thursday put an end to any hope for the Nationals and their fans that Strasburg might be nearing a return." October 13

  • Stephen Strasburg experiences discomfort during bullpen session

    Hardball Talk "The Nats have the edge in the NLDS, but if they get past the Dodgers they may have to continue their World Series quest without Stephen Strasburg. Strasburg pitched a bullpen session yesterday but stopped it early after feeling some discomfort" October 11

  • Nationals' Stephen Strasburg: Throws bullpen for first time since injury

    CBS Sports "Strasburg (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday for the first time since injuring his elbow, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. This is great news for the Nationals, as the stud pitcher has been sidelined since the beginning of September due to this ailment. " October 07

  • Stephen Strasburg is ‘unlikely’ to pitch in NLDS, Mike Rizzo says

    Washington Post "Stephen Strasburg played catch at 90 feet Tuesday afternoon at Nationals Park. The session constitutes progress in his recovery from a strained flexor mass, but not enough for the Nationals to believe the all-star right-hander will be ready for the start of the playoffs. “I think it would be..." September 28