Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
4 days ago

Strasburg threw off a mound for approximately 10 minutes Thursday while mixing in all of his pitches, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander didn't appear to have any restrictions, a positive sign after reports that his elbow injury has fully healed. Expect him to go at 100 percent this spring, but keep tabs on his health before fantasy drafts start. There's still risk in buying him blindly as an ace, though a heavy discount could alleviate those pains.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
5 days ago

Strasburg has recovered from his elbow injury and will participate in full capacity at spring training, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg recently said that after meeting with doctors, he was told he could train without any restrictions. Moving forward, he'll throw bullpen sessions every other day and build up to facing live hitters. While this is promising news, owners should monitor his activity throughout spring training, as the Nationals could very well tread with caution with their often-injured righty.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
2 months ago

Strasburg is expected throw his slider less during the 2017 season, as he believes it contributed to his elbow issues in 2016, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg has frequently been hindered with injuries throughout his career, so it's fair to be skeptical of the idea that throwing a slider was the root cause of his most recent ailments. However, the use of said pitch brought a significant change to his approach in 2016, as it had been virtually nonexistent earlier in his career, but was thrown 17 percent of the time last season. Strasburg doesn't intend to eliminate the pitch entirely in 2017, but will likely rely on his lively fastball, curveball, and changeup significantly more.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
4 months ago

Strasburg (elbow) is expected to be ready for spring training, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per Strasburg's agent, Scott Boras, the right-hander should be able to go through his normal throwing routine this offseason in preparation for spring training. Strasburg got off to a brilliant start in 2016, going 13-0 to begin the campaign, but he struggled to a 10.19 ERA in August before going down with elbow soreness. He tried to get back onto a mound last week but his bullpen session was cut short due to renewed discomfort in the elbow.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
4 months ago

Strasburg (elbow) won't be available to pitch against the Cubs if the Nationals advance to the NLCS, Matthew Leach of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg hadn't been progressing quickly through his rehab and experienced discomfort during Monday's workout, so the news that he won't be available if Washington advances to the NLCS comes as no surprise. There's yet to be word as to when he'll return to his throwing program, but information regarding the righty should be available in the near future.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
4 months ago

Strasburg's Monday bullpen session was cut short due to what manager Dusty Baker described as "a little discomfort," Todd Dybas of The Washington Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Baker downplayed the setback, emphasizing the word "discomfort" and adding "it's no thing," but it is at least mildly concerning that Strasburg was unable to complete Monday's session, even though he did still throw around 31 of a scheduled 35 pitches. It remains to be seen what effect this will have on Strasburg's status for the rest of the postseason, but it could push back the date of his potential return to game action, and could lead to him being shut down altogether.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
4 months ago

Strasburg (elbow) threw from flat ground Sunday, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, as long as he feels fine following Sunday's workout. Although he's been ramping up his throwing activity recently, there's yet to be a clear indication that he'll be able to contribute to Washington's postseason efforts.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
4 months ago

Strasburg (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday for the first time since injuring his elbow, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is great news for the Nationals, as the stud pitcher has been sidelined since the beginning of September due to this ailment. Strasburg likely won't be able to pitch in the NLDS, but if his bullpen sessions continue to go well, he could return in a limited capacity for the NLCS and/or the World Series if the Nationals were to advance that far.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
5 months ago

General Manager Mike Rizzo said that it is unlikely Strasburg (elbow) will be able to pitch in the National League Divisional Series, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Strasburg is making steady progress in his rehabilitation, as he threw from 90 feet today according to the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes, but it seems that Strasburg is still a good distance away from appearing in any capacity for the Nationals. It's unclear if he would be available later in the postseason should the Nationals make it that far, but this news definitely writes him off for the rest of the regular season. The right-hander's status going forward should become clearer as he progresses through his rehab program.

Stephen Strasburg
SP WSH
5 months 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.