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Stephen Strasburg has been in injury news a lot since becoming a Washington National, in 2010. He has already had Tommy John Surgery that made him miss the end of his rookie season and most of the 2011 season. He missed over 25 games last season due to a couple of different injuries with his pitching arm. The last thing the Nationals want is for him to become injury prone, where it cuts his career short.
Now Strasburg is back in the injury news as he could miss the beginning of Spring Training. A tweet from Mel Antonen will explain…
It is just a few days into Spring Training but you don’t want those couple of days to turn into a couple of weeks and lead into the beginning of the 2014 season. He needs to make sure that he is completely healthy when beginning Spring Training to stay away from a set back. If he can come in a little late but 100% healthy, that is perfectly fine with me and most likely every other Nats fan across the world.
In his short but injury prone career he has still pitched well. He gives up less than three and a half per nine innings and has kept his home runs to a minimum. He got better last season about going deeper into games, but he has to keep the run amount down as he gets deeper into games. 2013 was good, but a 100% healthy Strasburg should have a great 2014.