Veteran right-hander Stephen Strasburg (Washington Nationals) is showing signs of being the worst offender.
“Strasburg has suffered a setback in his recovery,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on Thursday (ET). He suffered severe nerve damage,” the team said.
Strasburg made his major league debut in 2010 with Washington and has played exclusively for the Nationals. He had a career-high season in 2019. In 33 starts and 209 innings pitched, he went 18-6 with a 3.32 ERA. He led the National League in wins.
And the team advanced to the World Series. Strasburg was named the Most Valuable Player in Game 2 of the World Series after pitching 14 1/3 innings, allowing four runs and picking up two wins. He signed a seven-year, $245 million contract in December 2019. At the time, it was the highest contract in history, surpassing Zack Greinke’s (Houston) $34.4 million annual average.
But here’s the catch. He hasn’t pitched a 먹튀검증 game since June 9, 2022. He’s been plagued by multiple injuries and has only pitched a total of 31⅓ innings. Carpal tunnel surgery on his right hand ended his 2020 season, and he made five starts in 2021 before undergoing thoracic outlet surgery in July of that year.
He also pitched 4⅔ innings against the Miami Marlins last season before being placed on the 15-day disabled list with rib stress.
Strasburg was hoping for a comeback season this winter, but after his second bullpen session, he developed a nerve problem.
Washington, which gave Strasburg a big contract, is upset. Strasburg is on the verge of becoming a fantasy bargain.