WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) — Washington Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasberg is back on the disabled list after feeling pain after a bullpen session.
Strasbourg has made just one start this season since undergoing shoulder surgery last year.
The 33-year-old right-hander was due to open the game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Instead, manager Dave Martinez announced before Monday’s game that Strasbourg would return to the disabled list with an unspecified complaint.
“They threatened. He was not feeling well the next day,” said the manager. “We were expecting it to be something that would be taken away from him. This was not the case. Today we sent him for an MRI. We don’t have results yet.”
2019 World Series MVP Strasbourg signed a seven-year, $245 million deal to stay in Washington after his championship season. Since then he has only had eight appearances at 1-4 with a 6.89 ERA. In his career, he held a record 113–62 with 3.24 earned runs and three trips to the All-Star Game.
He was the loser on Thursday night in Miami, allowing seven runs and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. He scored five runs and gave two walks. Strasbourg had three minor league rehabs before Thursday’s game.
“He said he felt good after the game,” Martinez said. “He said he felt tired in his legs, which is normal. Besides that, he said he was feeling fine.”