“I simply wish to begin by saying Stephen [Strasburg] goes to go on the IL,” Davey Martinez mentioned at first of his pregame press convention this afternoon. The information, he mentioned, hit him and the membership onerous. Strasburg, 33, made seven begins in 2020-2021, whereas coping with carpal tunnel neuritis, after which Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, and rehabbing from surgical procedures for every, made one begin again this season after an extended course of, and now he’s heading again on the IL after not feeling proper within the days following his outing.
“He — I couldn’t actually speak about it yesterday, and I apologize for that,” Martinez continued, “however he threw his bullpen, the following day he didn’t really feel so good. We have been hoping it was simply one thing that may go away, it didn’t. Right now, we despatched him to get an MRI. We don’t have any outcomes again but. He’s there as we converse. So we’ll know extra concerning the damage and all that stuff after the sport. Proper now that’s all I’ve, however like I mentioned earlier than, this surgical procedure — the thoracic outlet factor, you simply don’t know. We don’t know if this is similar situation or not but, however we’ll know extra as quickly because the physician — as quickly as we get the MRI, and the medical doctors learn the picture.
“Nevertheless it stinks, as a result of he was all excited to be again, however hopefully it’s only a minor setback.”
Martinez didn’t go into a lot element about what the problem is or the place it’s.
Davey Martinez on #Nats‘ starter Stephen Strasburg heading again on the IL after only one begin again:
“It stinks, as a result of he was all excited to be again, however hopefully it’s only a minor setback.”
— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) June 13, 2022
“He mentioned he didn’t really feel proper,” the supervisor defined. “Some discomfort.
“As I mentioned, we’re going to be ultra-careful with him, as I mentioned all alongside, so we’ll see what occurs after the MRI.”
Strasburg gave up eight hits, a stroll, and 7 runs in 4 2⁄3 innings pitched in his first begin within the majors this season (after three outings within the minors he acquired by means of with none kind of situation), and the 2009 No. 1 general decide and 2019 World Collection MVP felt tremendous whereas he was out on the mound, however within the days after he didn’t really feel proper.
“He mentioned he felt good after the sport. He mentioned legs felt fatigued, which is regular. However aside from that he felt tremendous,” Martinez mentioned.
It’s clearly a irritating state of affairs for everybody concerned, however the Nats’ skipper mentioned Strasburg is dealing with it in addition to will be anticipated.
“He’s — if he’s not down he’s truly doing an excellent job of not displaying it, however he felt like he was again,” Martinez advised reporters. “I talked to him a bit bit, he’s attempting to maintain as optimistic as he will be. However one factor I do know is that he desires to pitch. I’m not going to sit down right here and let you know one thing I don’t know. I don’t know a lot proper now about what’s happening till the medical doctors take a look at it and inform us what’s happening, after which I’ll allow you to guys know.”
Martinez didn’t have a corresponding transfer to announce, and didn’t title a starter for the second of three with the Atlanta Braves in D.C., which Strasburg was set to start out, however there must be some strikes within the close to future, and through an extended week for the crew.
As GM Mike Rizzo has famous typically because the preliminary analysis for Strasburg, and as Martinez careworn right this moment, there isn’t a complete lot of historical past with the surgical procedure for pitchers coping with TOS, however they’re all hoping for the very best after a irritating few years for the pitcher and the membership.
“I’ve seen this,” Martinez mentioned. “I’ve seen this earlier than, in different guys, that it took them some time. Some guys — a pair years earlier than they have been capable of come again and actually recover from it and pitch, so hopefully that’s not the case for Stephen. Like I mentioned, that is so completely different for each pitcher. However proper now, as I mentioned all alongside, we’re going to be as cautious as potential with him, and attempt to do the whole lot proper for Stephen and for this group shifting ahead, so proper now we’re at these bumpy roads and we’ll see what occurs.”