OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Strasburg (elbow) is in the process of getting a second opinion on what has been diagnosed as a strained flexor mass, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports. He received a PRP injection in his elbow Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Pitchers getting a second opinion on notable arm injuries is pretty standard procedure, so this isn't necessarily a red flag, but the whole situation is still pretty concerning. It's unclear if he will be able to return during the regular season, although if the results of his second opinion are made known, a clearer timetable could be made available. Joe Ross could return to the Nationals' rotation next weekend, which will help make up for this huge loss in the short term.

OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Strasburg (elbow) was diagnosed with a strained flexor mass, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately for the club, Thursday's MRI revealed no damage to Strasburg's UCL. At this point in time, there's no timetable for his return, but surgery shouldn't be necessary to get him back on the mound. Nationals trainer Paul Lessard said Strasburg's injury isn't season-ending and that he'll begin strengthening exercises once the swelling reduces.

OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

The initial examination of Strasburg's elbow has the club optimistic that his injury isn't severe, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

A more definitive diagnosis and return plan should be available in the near future, as Strasburg is undergoing an MRI on Thursday afternoon. Fortunately, the first look at his elbow has Washington thinking that the ailment isn't too extreme. However, the team has proven that they want to be careful with Strasburg, so it's likely that they won't rush him back to the mound regardless of the severity of his injury.

OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Strasburg will undergo an MRI on his elbow Thursday after feeling a pinch in the back of his elbow that caused him to exit Wednesday's start against the Braves early, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

This isn't good news for a pitcher who has a history of elbow issues and was in just his first start back from the disabled list. More should be coming following the MRI on Thursday but his next scheduled start Monday against the Mets could be in jeopardy.

OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 weeks ago

Strasburg was removed from Wednesday's matchup against the Braves in the third inning for an undisclosed reason, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not immediately clear what injury Strasburg is dealing with, but he returned to action Wednesday following a disabled list stint with an elbow injury, so that could be the issue. Expect Strasburg's status to be updated when more details are released.

OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

The Nationals activated Strasburg (elbow) from the disabled list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg is ready to return after missing three weeks with his elbow injury, and he will jump right back into the rotation and take the ball Wednesday night against the Braves. Strasburg is no doubt looking to put August in the rear view mirror, as he was tagged for 19 earned runs over just 11.2 innings in the three starts prior to his disabled-list stint.

OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Strasburg (elbow) will start Wednesday's game against the Braves, CSN Mid-Atlantic's Chase Hughes reports.

EDGE Analysis

He apparently made it through his bullpen session Tuesday without issue, and was therefore confirmed as Wednesday's starter. Strasburg was brutal in 17.2 innings in August before landing on the DL with the elbow injury, posting a 10.19 ERA over four starts. However, this is too good of a matchup to pass up in most formats, and prior to August, Strasburg had been his typical ace-like self.

OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Strasburg (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday and remains a candidate to start Wednesday's game against the Braves, CSN's Chase Hughes reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals are waiting to see how Strasburg feels following the session before announcing their starter for Wednesday's game. Manager Dusty Baker said he will release that information following Tuesday's game, so it will not be long before another update on Strasburg's status is provided.

OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Strasburg (elbow) could rejoin the Nationals' rotation Wednesday against the Braves, MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg has thrown several bullpen sessions over the last week, and it appears he will be ready to start in the middle of this week as long as he feels fine Monday. Expect Strasburg's status to be updated again when the Nationals confirm their plans for Wednesday's starter, which is currently listed as "TBA."

OUTStephen Strasburg
SP WSH
3 weeks ago

Strasburg (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg has continued to make progress and will look to come off the DL when he's eligible September 6. The club is confident that he'll be set to return to the rotation without going out on a rehab assignment. Although Strasburg struggled a bit before landing on the disabled list, he owns a 3.59 ERA and 1.11 WHIP for the year to go with a fantastic 30 percent strikeout rate.