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Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg has carpal tunnel in hand, could need surgery

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg has carpal tunnel in hand, could need surgery

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Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Washington Nationals star pitcher Stephen Strasburg was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome in his pitching hand and may need to undergo season-ending surgery. Nationals manager Dave Martinez made the announcement Friday, a day after Strasburg visited with a hand specialist. Advertisement Martinez said the reigning World Series MVP could have surgery to fix the issue, but no final decisions have been made. "Now we're going to sit back and discuss what the plans are moving forward," Martinez told reporters before the Nationals opened their series against the Miami Marlins on Friday. "I think it's something that's going to have to be fixed. "... It helps us all knowing that we can have a plan going forward. But my concern is always Stephen and hope that he recovers as qui...
Nationals’ Strasburg sharp in start after bus ride to Baltimore

Nationals’ Strasburg sharp in start after bus ride to Baltimore

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July 21 (UPI) -- Reigning World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg looked sharp in his final start of summer camp, as he led the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 win against the Baltimore Orioles. Strasburg had six strikeouts and allowed just one run in five innings Monday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Advertisement Nationals players took five buses and personal vehicles on the trip due to social distancing safety precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic. They used staggered arrival times to avoid long lines for COVID-19 testing when they got to the stadium. "It felt like something that you would normally do in spring training," Strasburg told reporters. First baseman Howie Kendrick led the Nationals at the plate. Kendrick went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and two runs scored in the win. His day fe...
Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg looks to continue dominance of Miami Marlins

Washington Nationals' Stephen Strasburg looks to continue dominance of Miami Marlins

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MIAMI -- The Washington Nationals will bring some star power when they visit the Miami Marlins on Thursday for the start of a four-game series. Six-time All-Star and 2015 National League Most Valuable Player Bryce Harper, who tied for the NL lead with his 25th homer in Wednesday's 7-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, figures to be in center field. Three-time All-Star and 2014 NL strikeout leader Stephen Strasburg, who is 7-0 with a 1.13 ERA in his past seven starts against the Marlins, is scheduled to be the starting pitcher. Harper was the first pick in the 2010 major league draft, and Strasburg went No. 1 overall in '09. They both bring a certain swagger to Marlins Park. Yet the Nationals, who won the NL East in each of the past two years, will enter Marlins Park on Thursday with a ...