Aug 22, 2010, 11:31 AM EDT
Early reports are flowing in on Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg and his removal from Saturday night’s game due to a forearm flexor tendon issue.
Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post says that Strasburg reported “significant improvement” in his right arm on Sunday morning and plans to work out with the team before Sunday afternoon’s series finale with the Phillies.
Of course, that doesn’t mean much. Strasburg is a serious competitor — he pleaded with manager Jim Riggleman to stay in last night — and not even he knows whether his right arm truly is injured. The MRI will tell us that, and it’s scheduled for this afternoon.
Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus is hearing that Strasburg is going to be shut down for the season and will probably pay a visit soon to Dr. James Andrews. That’s far more believable given the right-hander’s high innings total and his value to that organization.
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