Washington Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg is back on the injured list after one start

Washington Nationals Starter pitcher Stephen Strasburg Is going back on the infirm list.

Manager Dave Martinez reported Monday that Strasburg was feeling discomfort Sunday following a Saturday bullpen session. Strasburg was to undergo an MRI. He was scheduled to begin Tuesday against the Mariners. Atlanta Braves Following his debut in the season last week.

The 33-year-old right-hander allowed seven runs, eight hits and two walks in 4⅔ innings against the Miami Marlins In that start. He also struck out five batters and threw a pitch while hitting a batter at 91.9 mph.

Prior to that, the three time All-Star and 2019 World Series Champion had not pitched in any major league games since June 1. He was recovering from surgery on July 28 for thoracic outlet syndrome. This is an injury that causes compression of nerves and arteries. He had already made three minor league rehabilitation starts.

He was signed by the Nationals to a $75,000 million, seven-year extension in December 2019. However, injuries have limited his participation in major league games since that time.

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This report was contributed by The Associated Press.

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