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Strasburg to begin throwing in 2-3 weeks, but long rehab ahead

Jan 18, 2011, 2:19 AM EDT

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Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post caught up with Washington Nationals phenom pitcher Stephen Strasburg, and has some information on how the right-hander has been handling his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, how he has been spending his time this offseason, and his prospects for returning to action.

There are some good nuggets, so check out the story here.

Among the highlights …

  • Strasburg is expected to start tossing a ball again in 2-3 weeks.
  • He will likely begin minor league rehab appearances next August, but most likely won’t throw a pitch for the Nationals until 2012.
  • He is (this is for you, Craig) in the best shape of his life. Where he used to squat 235, he now squats 315.
  • He created and ran in the Stephen Strasburg 5K Fun Run & Walk, the proceeds of which benefit the San Diego State baseball program.
  • He’s done being down about the injury, and is instead looking ahead.

Strasburg no longer dwells on the injury. He chases the feeling his best moments brought, sustained by the belief that only work and time separate him from feeling it once more.

“I focus on the times where I pitched really, really well,” he said. “I try to remember what I was thinking.

“I just can’t wait to go there and do it all over again.”

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  1. Reflex - Jan 18, 2011 at 6:19 AM

    How about fixing the arm motion that caused the injury? Get his mechanics right, get rid of the inverted W, and maybe he can pitch for more than a couple seasons in a row without injury…

    • Glenn - Jan 18, 2011 at 12:29 PM

      I thought that the inverted W idea was discredited and I thought that I read about that on this site. Does anyone remember?

  2. Adam - Jan 18, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    How on Earth could that guy only squat 235? Don’t they work out in college? If a pitchers legs drive them, you’d think they’d all be able to squat a car.

  3. Jonny 5 - Jan 18, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    I was gazing at some fantasy ranking for starting pitchers. Bleacher report = head up a$$. Stephen here ranking out at 18 with Cole Hamels at 23. Hudson at 25. S.S. will be lucky to even throw a pitch for the Nats. Morons.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/563694-2011-fantasy-baseball-rankings-mlbs-top-35-starting-pitchers

    By “fantasy baseball dugout, they have Cole at #40 behind a whole slew of inferior pitchers ,wow. Who picks this crap?

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