Washington Nationals scratch Stephen Strasburg from Tuesday’s start vs. Dodgers
By Pablo Roa
Today’s District Daily discusses the Washington Nationals’ decision to scratch Stephen Strasburg from tonight’s start vs. Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers.
Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.
In today’s Daily, the Washington Post’s Chelsea Janes discusses Stephen Strasburg being scratched from tonight’s start against the Dodgers. As Janes writes, Strasburg was scratched with an upper back strain.
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The news comes as a disappointment for those who wanted to see Strasburg take on Dodgers superstar Clayton Kershaw. Strasburg, who remains undefeated this season, is in search of his team-leading 11th win of the season.
As Janes writes, no information was immediately available about the extent of Strasburg’s injury. The right-hander was hampered by injuries in 2015, when he was limited to just 23 starts.
Also in today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Oliver Macklin discusses the Nationals’ progress in signing their 2016 draft picks. As Macklin writes, the team has now come to terms with 23 players, including including second-round pick Sheldon Neuse and third-round pick Jesus Luzardo.
Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.
Scratch that: Stephen Strasburg scratched from Monday night’s start
(Chelsea Janes, Washington Post)
LOS ANGELES —So much for that. About an hour and a half before Monday night’s showdown between Clayton Kershaw and Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals announced that Strasburg was scratched with an upper back strain. Yusmeiro Petit will start in his place. No more information was immediately available, as Nationals Manager Dusty Baker had already addressed the media when the announcement was made.
Strasburg was around before the game, wearing the shorts he normally wears on start days. He did not spend much time in the clubhouse, also in keeping with his start day routine. Read full article here.
Nats agree with Neuse, Luzardo among 23
The Nationals have agreed to terms with 23 players selected in the 2016 Draft, including second-round pick Sheldon Neuse and third-rounder Jesus Luzardo, the team announced Monday.
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The Nationals signed Luzardo, whom they took with the 94th overall pick, to a $1.4 million bonus. MLBPipeline.com’s Jim Callis confirmed the signing. The assigned slot value for the selection is $635,800. Read full article here.