Washington Nationals starting pitcher, Stephen Strasburg, was placed on the DL Saturday per manager Dave Martinez. The right-handed pitcher has been nursing a shoulder injury, keeping him off the roster for the next 10 days.
"He’s going to go on the DL, but we don’t know what we’re going to do yet," Martinez said. "And there’s no timetable. I mean, right now just let him rest until we get that inflammation out of there. We’re going to let him rest."
His shoulder began flaring up during Friday's game against the Giants. Later, the injury was diagnosed as inflammation in his right shoulder.
As far as shoulder injuries for pitchers go, this is far from the worst case scenario. Of course it is rough for any great player to miss time, but it doesn't seem to have any long term consequences.
Stephen Strasburg was lifted in the second inning with an apparent injury. Our analytics show that he was a High Injury Risk before the start of the game.— Inside Injuries (@InsideInjuries) June 9, 2018
It’s worth noting that Strasburg has a concerning injury history that includes elbow, back, oblique and arm problems.
As Martinez said, a little rest should do the trick.
The Nats do not yet have a plan to replace Strasburg on the roster.