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Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg will need at least one more rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse as he continues to recover from an oblique injury, according to the Washington Post. Strasburg has been on the disabled list since July 4 after straining his oblique but is nearing a return to the major leagues. The right-hander threw 64 pitches in his first rehab appearance on Wednesday and could be activated following his next outing if all goes as planned. “All reports are good, no issue with the injury,” Nationals manager Matt Williams said. “We’ll look to another one to get him that fifth inning and up him to 85 (pitches), and go from there. The first time out, it’s completely different than throwing a simulated game. Once he gets to that five-inning mark, I think he’ll be good." Strasburg is next scheduled to pitch on Monday.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 5 days ago

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will make his first rehab start Wednesday since going on the disabled list due to an oblique injury, according to the Washington Post. Strasburg, who has been out since July 5, is expected to make two rehab starts, which would put him on track to return in the second week of August.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 1 week ago

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg threw a three-inning simulated game Friday as he works his way back from an oblique strain, according to MLB.com. Strasburg threw 51 pitches at PNC Park in advance of the team's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he will likely make a rehab start next week. He has been sidelined since July 5 and will be examined again prior to beginning a rehab assignment, where Strasburg will throw five innings or 65-70 pitches. "He was optimistic about it from the time he went to the bullpen to warm up," manager Matt Williams said. "Good positive step." Strasburg has a 5-5 record with a 5.16 ERA over 13 starts, striking out 63 batters in 61.0 innings. It is unclear if Strasburg will require more than one minor league appearance before returning. He previously missed a month due to a trapezius injury and made three starts before being sidelined a second time.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 1 week ago

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg is nearing the start of a rehab assignment as he continues to recover from an oblique injury, according to MASN. Strasburg threw an incident-free bullpen session on Tuesday and the team reportedly would like him to throw once more before hopefully appearing in a minor league game next week.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 1 week ago

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg completed a 30-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday as he continues to recover from an oblique injury, according to the Washington Post. The session was Strasburg's first bullpen since he was placed on the disabled list earlier this month, and he will likely need at least one more before moving on to facing live hitters, as the session was described as "light." It is unclear when the right-hander will throw in the major leagues again, but he will need to face live hitters before moving onto a minor league rehab assignment. Strasburg has been limited to just 61 innings this season due to neck, back and oblique injuries, and he has posted a career-worst 5.16 ERA. At this point, a return in mid-to-late August seems like the best case scenario. Joe Ross will remain in the rotation while Strasburg is sidelined.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 2 weeks ago

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg is expected to throw a bullpen session early next week while recovering from an oblique injury, according to the Washington Post. Strasburg has been progressing in his recovery since being placed on the disabled list for the second time this season earlier this month, as he has thrown from flat ground the past two days. There is no word on when Strasburg may be able to return, as he will likely need to go on a rehab assignment, but he told the Washington Post he is focusing on returning to help the team in the second half. “Everything happens for a reason,” Strasburg said. “I’m just gonna look at it that way, try to stay positive, and get back to helping this team as soon as I can.” Strasburg has tallied a 5.16 earned-run average in 13 games this season.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 4 weeks ago

Strasburg has been diagnosed with a strained left oblique placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, Chelsea Janes of Washington Post reports.

After returning from a neck issue in late June, Strasburg made just three starts before requiring another shutdown period after he left Saturday's outing against the Giants due to the oblique issue. It's tough to project a timetable for Strasburg's return at this point, but the incoming All-Star break will allow him to gain some recovery time while not having as much game action. Taylor Jordan was called up from Triple-A Syracuse in a corresponding move, and it's likely that he or Tanner Roark would be called upon to take Strasburg's scheduled turn Friday in Baltimore.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 4 weeks ago

Strasburg left Saturday's start because of tightness in his left side and will be evaluated Sunday, Nationals radio broadcaster Charlie Slowes reports.

The "left side" could mean a variety of things, but it seems likeliest that Strasburg suffered an oblique injury. Considering the issues he's already had this year, it wouldn't be surprising if the Nationals shut Strasburg down through the All-Star break, but we'll find out more once doctors get a look at him Sunday.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 4 weeks ago

Strasburg left his start Saturday after tossing 3.2 scoreless innings against the Giants due to an apparent injury.

He appeared to be wincing and grabbing his left side after throwing a few pitches in the fourth inning. The Nats removed Strasburg from the game after his first pitch in an at-bat against Brandon Belt. With an off-day in the schedule next Thursday, the Nats could skip Strasburg's final turn before the All-Star break if needed. Tanner Roark replaced him in long relief, and Joe Ross could be summoned back to the big club if Strasburg's injury proves to be a serious one.

Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 1 month ago

Strasburg (5-5) earned the win in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader, allowing two earned runs on four hits and one walk while striking out a season-high nine batters in seven innings against the Phillies.

That's now 15 strikeouts and just eight hits allowed in 12 innings for the 26-year-old since returning from the DL. Strasburg threw only 68 of his 113 pitches for strikes Sunday, but was successful in stifling the Phillies' offense regardless, with a Jeff Francoeur two-run homer accounting for the extent of the damage against him. He will look to keep it going against the Giants this weekend.