Washington Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg can’t do well this spring.
For Jessica Camerato from the MLB website, the Nationals placed Strasburg on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday for a neck strain. In a corresponding roster move, Washington called up relief pitcher Kyle McGowin from Triple-A Rochester.
Strasbourg missed more than a month of action earlier this season due to right shoulder inflammation, but made two starts in the second half of May, but failed to complete two full innings of work in Tuesday’s game against the Atlanta Braves before exiting the contest due to his latest setback.
The 32-year-old voted the 2019 World Series Most Valuable Player made just two starts during the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign before nervous problems in his throwing hand paralyzed him through the summer and fall. Strasburg is 1-2 with a 4.57 ERA this season.
Without the services of the three-time All-Star for most of the year, the Nationals have fallen to 22-29 and are last in the National League East standings.