Stephen strasburg will undergo a neck surgery that will end your season with the Washington Nationals, manager Dave Martinez reported Tuesday.
With that, concludes another frustrating year for Strasburg, the hero of the 2019 World Series.
The right-hander, a three-time All-Star pick, he felt a discomfort last week after completing a 27-pitch session. On Monday, he consulted a specialist.
The pitcher, who is 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA in five starts this season, was diagnosed with neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome. He will be operated on Wednesday in Dallas by Dr. Greg Pearl, Martinez said.
“He’s dejected and frustrated,” the Puerto Rican pilot recognized. “Hopefully, after this procedure, which is the next obstacle, he recovers and then begins to rehabilitate as soon as possible.”
Injuries have limited Strasburg to seven starts in the past couple of years, when he was named the MVP of the World Series that Washington won against Houston. Has not released since June 1.
Martinez trusted that Strasburg be ready for the start of the next preseason. “I know what kind of warrior he is when he’s healthy,” he said.