Nationals to place Strasburg (shoulder) on DL
WASHINGTON — Washington pitcher Stephen Strasburg will go on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, manager Dave Martinez said after the Nationals’ 7-5 victory over San Francisco on Saturday.
Martinez said there was no timetable on Strasburg’s return. The right-hander left his start Friday against San Francisco after two innings and underwent an MRI Saturday morning.
“I thought just the inflammation was a good thing and nothing else was wrong structurally,” Martinez said. “So as soon as we can get that to calm down a little bit and get him throwing a little bit, we’ll be fine.”
The three-time All-Star is 6-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 13 starts this year. It is Strasburg’s sixth stint on the disabled list in the past four seasons.
Strasburg is the second Washington starting pitcher to go on the disabled list this week. Right-hander Jeremy Hellickson was placed on the DL on Tuesday with a right hamstring strain.