Nationals' Strasburg is done for season, awaits hand surgery

Stephen Strasburg
Posted at 8:29 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 20:29:54-04

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals have put star pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 60-day disabled list, ending the right-hander’s season.

Strasburg, last year’s World Series MVP, was first placed on the injured list Aug. 15 with carpal tunnel neuritis of the right hand.

Nationals manager Dave Martinez says Strasburg will undergo carpal tunnel surgery next week.

The 32-year-old pitcher signed a seven-year, $245 million contract with Washington over the offseason.

He was 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA in two starts in 2020.

Strasburg was scratched from his first two scheduled starts, and left his Aug. 14 start after only two-thirds of an inning.