The Washington Nationals have placed right-hander Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day injured list with carpal tunnel neuritis in his throwing hand, the team announced Saturday.
Strasburg left Friday night’s game after throwing just 16 pitches. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said after the 15-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles that Strasburg was pulled because of the lingering nerve issue in his right hand.
Martinez said Strasburg would get nerve tests on his hand Monday, something the skipper referred to as “the first step” in trying to figure out what is going on.
“I don’t think this is going to get better soon. We tried,” Martinez said Saturday. “So right now, we’re just going to try see if we can get him healthy.”
Strasburg was shaking his hand on the mound before walking to the dugout.
“I don’t want to see him out there shaking his hand in pain,” Martinez said. “So I think the best thing right now is to kinda shut him down and see if we can get this straightened out.”
Strasburg had gotten a late start on the season because of the nerve issue. Friday was only his second start in 2020, and he is 0-1 with a 10.80 ERA.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.