Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg Injury: On Disabled List
Pitcher Stephen Strasburg Placed On 15 Day Disabled List After Shoulder Injury
Rookie sensation, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg, is on the 15 day disabled list after medical tests revealed an inflamed, stiff shoulder.
They're taking every precaution with me," he said. "It's doing great already. [I'm] making big strides ... and when the time comes, I'm going to be ready to go."
Strasburg's disabled list status is retroactive to July 21st which means he could start pitching again by August 6th, though that is unlikely.
Strasburg, a hard throwing right hander, has been clocked with a 100 mph plus fast ball. Strasburg is 5-2 with 75 strikeouts in 54 innings pitched, with a 2.32 ERA.
The Nationals believe Strasburg will return before the end of the season. "Absolutely," Manager Jim Riggleman said. They will also continue will utmost prudence in protecting Strasburg's right arm.
"If he's 90 percent healthy, we shut him down," Riggleman said. "He's got to be 100 percent. If there's any negativity that comes out of his voice, from his words, from the doctor, the trainer, Steve McCatty, any information we get that is negative, he's not pitching. But if everything is positive, then he's going to pitch."