Stephen Strasburg RUMORS & NEWS

  • Stephen Strasburg named Nationals' Opening Day starter for 4th time "Stephen Strasburg will start Opening Day for the Nationals, manager Dusty Baker announced Sunday. Washington opens its season at 1:05 p.m. ET on April 3 against the Marlins at Nationals Park. This marks the fourth career Opening Day assignment for the 28-year-old Strasburg. He previously..." March 26

  • 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’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