Strasburg, 32, is 0–1 with a 6.30 ERA in two begins this season.
WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals positioned right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day injured listing Sunday due to proper shoulder irritation.
The 2019 World Collection MVP was set to start out towards the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’ll now get replaced by right-hander Paolo Espino after the Nationals chosen his contract. It’s the fourth profession begin for the 34-year-old Espino.
“We shut him down, put him on the IL,” supervisor Dave Martinez mentioned.
“He needed to get an MRI on the shoulder. He’s bought some irritation on his shoulder so we wish to be good. There’s going to be no timetable when he comes again. Hopefully we get him again quickly,” he mentioned.
The transfer was retroactive to April 15.
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Strasburg, 32, is 0–1 with a 6.30 ERA in two begins this season. He gave up three homers and 7 earned runs in 4 innings in his final begin, a 14-Three loss at St. Louis on Tuesday. His transfer to the IL was retroactive to Thursday.
Martinez mentioned Strasburg -– who signed a $245 million, seven-year contract with Washington earlier than the 2020 season — threw his common bullpen session this week and appeared good. Strasburg’s shoulder discomfort got here after that bullpen session.
In one other transfer Sunday, the Nationals put right-hander Wander Suero on the 10-day IL with a left indirect pressure and recalled righty Ryne Harper from the alternate coaching web site in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Suero appeared in eight video games out of Washington’s bullpen this season, with a 1.42 ERA.