The Washington Nationals positioned right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the 10-day injured record Sunday due to proper shoulder irritation.
The 2019 World Collection MVP was set to start out towards the Arizona Diamondbacks. He’ll now get replaced by right-hander Paolo Espino after the Nationals chosen his contract. It’s the fourth profession begin for the 34-year-old Espino.
“We shut him down, put him on the IL,” supervisor Dave Martinez stated.
“He needed to get an MRI on the shoulder. He is obtained some irritation on his shoulder, so we wish to be good. There’s going to be no timetable when he comes again. Hopefully we get him again quickly,” he stated.
The transfer was retroactive to April 15.
Martinez stated Strasburg, who signed a seven-year contract price $245 million US with Washington earlier than the 2020 season, threw his common bullpen session this week and regarded good. Strasburg’s shoulder discomfort got here after that bullpen session.
In one other transfer Sunday, the Nationals put right-hander Wander Suero on the 10-day IL with a left indirect pressure and recalled righty Ryne Harper from the alternate coaching web site in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Suero appeared in eight video games out of Washington’s bullpen this season, with a 1.42 ERA.