Washington Nationals news & notes: Davey Martinez on Stephen Strasburg to IL, Jackson Tetreault starting tonight; Juan Soto & knee issue…


Let’s All Want Collectively For A Wholesome Stephen Strasburg:

Davey Martinez broke the information earlier than questions began in his pregame press convention on Monday: Stephen Strasburg is heading again to the IL. There isn’t a lot information now, however the Nationals’ 2009 No. 1 total choose went for an MRI and Martinez promised he’d replace everybody when he is aware of extra, however after Strasburg, who has been restricted to seven begins over the 2020-21 seasons, made only one begin again, there may be now an as-yet-undisclosed subject for the 33-year-old starter.

“It is a surgical procedure that — after speaking to medical doctors and trainers, it’s comparatively new,” Martinez defined of the process for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, “and it impacts guys in another way.”

“So after the surgical procedure you simply sort of see issues on a broader spectrum, and hope that they arrive again and so they can pitch and unexpectedly they change into considerably the individual they have been earlier than, however you simply don’t know what to anticipate.

“You don’t know the way lengthy earlier than you get sore, you don’t know.”

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Martinez didn’t have a corresponding transfer when he broke the unlucky information on Strasburg.

“We’ll see how we get by way of this sport at the moment,” he stated.

“As you guys know, this week goes to be one thing. We acquired quite a lot of video games developing, so we positively acquired to do one thing.”

The Nationals play three with Atlanta this week, after which 5 video games in 4 days with the Philadelphia Phillies, with a doubleheader on Friday.

In order that they’re going to must do some maneuvering within the subsequent few days, beginning with their beginning pitcher for tonight.*

“We’ll be TBD, yeah,” Martinez acknowledged after asserting the information on Strasburg.

“Like I stated, that is one thing that — it’s powerful, as a result of he labored so exhausting to come back again, and hopefully it’s one thing that we are able to work by way of, however we received’t know something till we get the photographs again.”

[ed. note “Though he didn’t provide any update on Strasburg in his post game presser, saying, “You know what, we’ll talk about Stephen tomorrow, if that’s okay, and I’ll know a lot more tomorrow about Stephen,” he did officially announce a starter for tonight’s game, 26-year-old, 2017 7th Round pick Jackson Tetreault.

“‘We will start Jackson Tetreault. He was in Triple-A, he’s pitching well, so he’ll come up and start tomorrow,’ Martinez said.”]

Damage Updates Galore:

Along with the information on Strasburg, Davey Martinez supplied some updates on a number of different injured and rehabbing Nationals.

Josh Rogers went on the 15-Day IL with a left shoulder impingement on June third, and his supervisor stated the left-hander is feeling higher.

“He’s doing effectively. He’s throwing some flat grounds. I believe he’s going to organize himself to throw some bullpens right here comparatively quickly, however he’s doing rather a lot higher.”

Aníbal Sánchez, out because the begin of the season with a cervical nerve impingement, is now getting nearer to ramping up in the direction of a possible return.

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“He’s throwing bullpens,” Martinez stated. “If all the pieces goes effectively, he’ll go to West Palm Seashore and check out throwing some reside BPs after which attempt to construct him up, however he’s doing rather a lot higher.”

“I want all these guys have been prepared at the moment.”

They’re not, nevertheless, so sadly the Nationals are in a bind, as famous above. Transferring on to different updates…

Joe Ross, who had his second Tommy John surgical procedure just lately, is again with the workforce, hanging out within the clubhouse, and doing what he can whereas he’s recovering from the process, and his supervisor stated he’s blissful to have the pitcher across the workforce.

“He’s good,” Martinez stated. “I simply completed speaking to him for some time within the coaching room.

“He’s upbeat. He is aware of he’s acquired an extended highway forward of him, however he’s constructive and he says he’s achieved it as soon as, he can do it once more. He stated he feels superb. He can’t do something now for 14 days.

“However he says he appears like — after speaking to the medical doctors, that he’ll simply rehab it and see what comes out of it.”

Staying across the workforce, and doing his work in Nationals Park whereas the workforce is at residence is nice for Ross and his teammates, Martinez stated.

“Look, he’s a part of our workforce, and I instructed him any time he desires to be right here he can, trigger he can — once we’re at residence — he can work out right here, there’s not a lot he can do now, however he can do his leg strengthening and all these packages as a lot as he can tolerate he can do.

“After we go on the highway it’s a distinct story, so we’ll determine one thing out for him. However I would like him right here across the guys.

“He’s fairly near quite a lot of guys right here, so it’s good for him, it’s good for his psyche, and it’s good for the opposite gamers to see him round.”

Will Harris, who’s nonetheless recovering from surgical procedure for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome as effectively, had a setback just lately, Martinez stated, however he’s again to increase.

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“Will is simply rehabbing,” the supervisor defined.

“Nothing totally different, nothing new,” he stated. “He’s throwing. Simply attempting to construct him up. He had a bit little bit of a hiccup, so we slowed him down a bit bit, however he’s throwing once more, and we’ll simply have to attend and see what occurs, however he’s throwing bullpens, so we’ll see the way it goes.

“Like I stated, he’s one other one with this surgical procedure, I imply, you simply don’t know.”

With Harris, Strasburg, Ross, or some other pitcher, the previous massive league outfielder stated, because the accidents pile up, it simply makes issues that rather more tough.

“It’s tough, however you realize, for me, I at all times look out for the most effective curiosity, one, of the participant, and two, of us,” he stated. “As a result of look, Stephen is right here, he’s going to be right here, so we need to make certain we handle him now, and hopefully we get him again and once we do that will move, and he can come again and have 25 begins. But it surely’s exhausting, as a result of I by no means need anyone to get harm, I actually don’t. This sport is hard sufficient, and when it’s important to cope with accidents it will get a bit harder, however for me it’s attempting to maintain him constructive, attempting to maintain him motivated, maintain him round, and hopefully they get higher fast.”

Soto’s Knee Word:

Sure, Juan Soto appeared uncomfortable limping round proper subject within the high of the ninth final night time, and the Nationals pinch hit for him within the backside of the inning, so what was up with that?

“He slipped and smacked his knee on the nook of the bench,” Martinez stated after the loss to the Braves.

“He acquired fairly sore. So, simply to be secure I took him out. We’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”

So he did it earlier than the inning, not on the sector?

“He did it earlier than the inning,” Martinez confirmed. “He stated he can go on the market, however he was limping fairly good when he went out to the sector. He got here again and he stated he began getting actually sore, so I stated I don’t need to probability it. So we’ll see how he feels tomorrow.”

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