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Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg has been scratched from Saturday’s start in the Arizona League Championship Game because a twisted left knee, suffered during a Phoenix Desert Dogs workout Thursday afternoon.
It marks the second time Strasburg was injured during the AFL season. A neck injury forced him to miss a start.
The injury is not considered serious. Strasburg reportedly hurt the knee while shagging fly balls. An MRI showed inflammation in the knee. As a precaution, Strasburg is scheduled to be examined Dr. Lewis Yocum in Los Angeles on Friday.
Strasburg, who was the first overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, made in five starts, going 4-1 with a 4.26 ERA. He struck out 26 batters in 19 innings for the Desert Dogs.
After missing his scheduled start because of a strained neck, Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg is slated to make his next Arizona Fall League start on Saturday vs. the Peoria Saguaros.
Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, was named the Arizona Fall Leagues’ Pitcher of the Week on Monday.
Strasburg, making his professional debut in the AFL, won his only start last week, posting a league-leading six strikeouts in five innings while allowing four hits and one earned run in his longest Fall League outing.
Strasburg, 21, shares the AFL lead with three wins and is tied for fourth with 17 strikeouts. He is 3-1 with a 5.28 ERA entering Monday’s action. Strasburg leads active Fall League starters in strikeouts per nine innings at 9.98.
The wait is almost over. Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, will pitch in two Instructional League games next month.
His first outing will be against the Tigers on Oct. 5 in Viera Fla., and then he will go on the mound five-days later against the Astros in Kissimmee, Fla. In both starts, Strasburg will be on a pitch count. It’s not known how many pitches he will throw.
General manager Mike Rizzo and team president Stan Kasten were not available for comment.
After the two outings, Strasburg will then head to Phoenix to play in the Arizona Fall League.
Strasburg, 21, went 13-1 with a 1.32 ERA in 15 starts this season at San Diego State University en route to being named the Golden Spikes Award winner. He struck out 195 batters and issued just 19 walks in 109 innings.
Right-hander Drew Storen, the Nationals’ first-round-pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, has been hanging out at Nationals Park the last two days.
The highlight, so far, has been meeting right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the team’s first overall pick in the ’09 Draft, on Tuesday. Strasburg has been working out with the Nationals the last few days.
The two were talking almost nothing but baseball that day. For example, Strasburg asked Storen about life in the Minor Leagues, while Storen wanted to know what it’s like to work out with the big-league team.
The two are expected to be teammates in the Arizona Fall League in October.
“It was awesome meeting Strasburg,” Storen said. “I never met him before. I’ve seen every clip on ESPN and it … was nice to catch up with him. He asked some questions on what Minor League Baseball was like. I don’t think he will ever find out what it’s like. I gave him some stories. I told him about the bus rides and all that. He is a low-key guy. I was really happy I was able to talk to him.”
Storen was almost unhittable in his first professional season, going a combined 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA and 11 saves for Class A Hagerstown, Potomac and Double-A Harrisburg. What he accomplish did not earn him a promotion to the big leagues. No big deal, said Storen.
“I’m happy with the way things have happened,” he said. “I’m happy with the way I have pitched. My goal was not to be a big leaguer for a month. I look at the big picture. The Arizona Fall League is going to be a great experience. I’m really looking toward next year as my big goal.”
Right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals first-round draft pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, arrived in Washington and worked out with the team on Friday.
Strasburg worked on his daily pitching and conditioning programs, which was put together by pitching coordinator Spin Williams. Strasburg then participated in pitching drills — such as covering first base and tuning the double play — with the team.
Strasburg will stay with the Nationals the entire home stand and then travel with them to Miami when they play the Marlins. After that, Strasburg will go back to Viera, Fla., to participate in the Instructional League.
A team spokesman said Strasburg will not talk to the media during the home stand.
On Wednesday, the Nationals sold 6,000 $1 tickets in three hours for the Stephen Strasburg press conference on Friday.
The team will also sell 1,000 walkup tickets from noon to 2 p.m. ET on Friday at Nationals Park.
Right-hander Stephen Strasburg agreed to a Major League contract with the Nationals. Here is the breakdown of the deal.
$7.5m signing bonus payable
$2.5m 15 days from approval
2009 – $400,000 (pro-rated)
2010 – $2.0m
2011 – $2.5m
2012 – $3.0m
College Tuition – Two semesters at $16,000 per semester
$50,000 — Rookie of the Year
$50,000 — All-Star Game
$25,000 — Gold Glove
$25,000 — League Championship Series
$50,00 — World Series
$100,000 — CY Young Award
$80,000 — For finishing second in the Cy Young award voting.
$60,000 — For finishing third in the Cy Young award voting.
$40,000 — For finishing fourth in the Cy Young award voting.
$20,000 — For finishing fifth in the Cy Young award voting.
Right-hander Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals’ No. 1 pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft, is tentatively scheduled to be introduced at a press conference Friday at Nationals Park.
Strasburg will stay with the team until Monday and then go to Viera, Fla., to get his arm back in shape. He hasn’t pitched in a competitive game since late May.
The Nationals are hoping that Strasburg will pitch in the Instructional League and then play in the Arizona Fall League.
Acting general manager Mike Rizzo said it’s highly unlikely that Strasburg will pitch in the Major Leagues this season or at the start of next season.
“Strasburg hasn’t pitched competitively since the 28th of May, so typically it’s a four or five week process to ramp him up [and let him pitch competitively],” Rizzo said. “It’s very unlikely [that he will pitch in the big leagues]. We expect to develop him at a usual pace. Hopefully, when he gets to the big leagues, he is ready to be here and he is everything that we think he is going to be here.”
Strasburg, 20, went 13-1 with a 1.32 ERA in 15 starts this season at San Diego State University en route to being named the Golden Spikes Award winner. He struck out 195 batters and issued just 19 walks in 109 innings.
While the Nationals are trying to sign Stephen Strasburg to a record contract, first baseman Adam Dunn put it all in perspective regarding the right-hander recently.
“I’m on the fence about it, because the organization is doing everything it possibly can, from what I hear, to sign him and not embarrass him or the organization,” first baseman Adam Dunn said. “I heard that they already offered him a record contract. How much more does he need?
“It’s very frustrating for me, and I can imagine it’s frustrating for everybody in here. I can understand how frustrating it is for ownership. I wish they would hurry up and get it done.”
Though Dunn believes that Strasburg could make a difference, he also believes there is a risk in signing him. In 1999, for example, the Reds drafted a left-hander named Ty Howington. Dunn went so far as to call Howington the best pitcher he’d ever seen and thought that Howington would play in the Majors, but he never advanced past Double-A because of shoulder problems.
“He was a [six-foot-five] lefty who threw 95 miles per hour,” Dunn said. “Personally, he was the best I’ve ever seen. I knew he would be in the big leagues the next year, at 20 years old, pitch for 20 years and be the best player ever. I really thought that. But there are a lot of things that could happen.”