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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg has trap strain

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 09:38:47 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) was diagnosed with a strained left trapezius muscle, and he could resume throwing in a few days. However, there is no timetable for his return to the rotation, but manager Matt Williams said Strasburg will likely start throwing once the injury is healed. Strasburg is 3-5 with a 6.55 ERA this year.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) hadn't seen a drop in velocity before being injured, so that's a good sign that his injury isn't too serious. He was also striking out a healthy 8.9 hitters per nine innings, even though it was a career low for him. Be patient with Stras and be hesitant to use him immediately on FantasyScore whenever he returns to the rotation.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg placed on DL

Sat, 30 May 2015 10:52:35 -0700

The Washington Nationals have placed SP Stephen Strasburg (back, neck) on the 15-day disabled list because of back and neck injuries on his left side. The cause of the injuries are unknown but the team is hoping he will only need to spend the minimum number of days on the DL. Strasburg is scheduled to undergo tests Monday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has been plagued by back problems in the past but his previous injury occurred on the right side, not the left. It's possible that the sprained ankle he sustained during spring training may have altered his mechanics and contributed to this injury. More information should become available Monday, including a timetable for his possible return.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg injures trapezius

Fri, 29 May 2015 20:22:56 -0700

Updating a previous story, Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (trapezius) left after 16 pitches against the Cincinnati Reds with tightness in his left trapezius muscle Friday, May 29, manager Matt Williams said. He will be re-evaluated Saturday, May 30.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) continues to be one of the bigger disappoints, and until he is healthy and back to pitching like an ace, he should be avoided at FantasyScore.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg leaves with injury

Fri, 29 May 2015 16:48:55 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) left his start early with an undisclosed injury Friday, May 29, but he had been dealing with a back problem recently.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has only made it five innings in one of his four starts in May, and he's clearly been bothered by physical issues of late, although his velocity hasn't dipped at all. Stay tuned for more updates on his condition throughout the evening. In traditional leagues, start making plans to be without him for a worst-case scenario of a DL trip.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg making strides

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:37:08 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg said he had better fastball and curveball command during his last outing against the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 17. Manager Matt Williams agreed, "I thought he was better," Williams said. "He got into trouble there in the sixth inning and, of course, in the first. But in that first inning I was happy to see him pitch out of it. He was more aggressive today and used his fastball, which was a good sign. He settled down after the trouble early. It was much better than the last time out, for sure, and something to build on."

Fantasy Tip: Don't forget, Strasburg ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) had some early-season hiccups last season and finished with 14 wins, a 3.14 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 242 strikeouts over 215 innings pitched. Currently, his 5.98 ERA and 1.65 WHIP are leaving a sour taste with fantasy owners, but seasonal owners should remain patient with the potential fantasy ace. FantasyScore players can be a little picky with Strasburg's matchups in the short term, but don't be surprised if he enters matchup-proof territory sooner than later.

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Nationals | Health not issue for Stephen Strasburg

Thu, 14 May 2015 20:54:43 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg said he is injury free but worked on his mechanics during a bullpen session Thursday, May 14.

Fantasy Tip: Although Strasburg ($8,000, 16.0% of cap) blames poor mechanics on his struggles this year, there is no guarantee that he will be able to correct the issue in time for his next start. it is best to take a wait-and-see approach and avoid him at FantasyScore the next time he takes the mound.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg struggling

Wed, 13 May 2015 14:44:02 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed a whopping eight runs in just 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 12, which raised his ERA to a shocking 6.06 on the season. His WHIP of 1.71 ranks him 111th in qualifying starters in the league. Strasburg reported no problems after he had pain under his shoulder blade in his previous start, and his velocity was at normal levels Tuesday. However, his mechanics have been off this year, perhaps a product of an ankle injury he suffered in spring training that made it hard for him to plant his left foot on a straight line toward home plate. Strasburg's command of his pitches has suffered, and he used his slider often out of desperation against the D-backs. He remains on track to start against the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 17, despite his struggles.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) is in a rough patch in 2015 to start the year. Injuries may be playing a part. While Petco Park has been a pitcher's park in the past, it's playing much more favorably toward hitters this year, so a trip there may not be the remedy Strasburg owners are hoping for. However, the Padres have 261 strikeouts as a team (10th in the majors), and have been struggling offensively of late. In any event, you may want to avoid the Stras at FantasyScore until he fixes his mechanics and gets back on track.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg starting Tuesday

Sun, 10 May 2015 20:59:47 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) will make his next start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 12, according to manager Matt Williams.

Fantasy Tip: At his hefty price tag, Strasburg ($7,700, 14.4% of cap) is a risky option at FantasyScore in his first start back from injury.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg throws bullpen session

Sat, 09 May 2015 11:54:27 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Saturday, May 9, and said he felt good enough to make his next start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, May 11, or Tuesday, May 12.

Fantasy Tip: Nationals manager Matt Williams said a decision on when Strasburg ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) would pitch again will not be made until Sunday, May 10, because the team wants to see how he will recover from this session. FantasyScore owners should avoid using him in his next start, especially at his lofty price tag.

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Nationals | Chiropractor helped Stephen Strasburg

Fri, 08 May 2015 18:44:33 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (shoulder) said he has been feeling better since visiting a chiropractor Tuesday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Although Strasburg ($7,700, 15.4% of cap) is improving, it remains to be seen if he will make his next scheduled start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday, May 11. Even if he does take the mound, you may want to avoid him and his hefty price tag at FantasyScore until he proves his shoulder is 100%.

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