Stephen Strasburg Working Out at Home for the Nationals


February 4

Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals is working out at home, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

Strasburg was limited to one start last season due to a stress reaction in his rib cage. This reaction is said to be related to the thoracic outlet syndrome that caused him to have surgery in 2021. It is unknown at this time if Strasburg will be able to pitch at all this season.

Strasburg has only made eight starts over the past three seasons. While he is only 33 years of age, Strasburg, even if he returns to starting, will never be the pitcher he once was. The seven-year, $245 million contract that Strasburg signed in 2019 still has four seasons left.

The Nationals play in one of the toughest divisions in Major League Baseball. They aren’t expected to compete with the New York Mets +135, Atlanta Braves +140, or Philadelphia Phillies +300 for supremacy in the National League East this season. They currently stand at +25000 to win the division. You can find these odds, along with the odds for every MLB team to get to win their division, on the FanDuel Sportsbook.

Thumbnail photo via Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports

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