At one level, Stephen Strasburg held the file for essentially the most profitable contract ever given to a pitcher earlier than it was damaged just a few days later by Gerrit Cole.
In December 2019, Strasburg signed a seven-year, $245 million take care of the Washington Nationals, breaking the file beforehand held by David Price ($217 million), after successful the 2019 World Series MVP with the Nats.
The deal is now within the dialog for the worst contract ever.
Since the deal, Strasburg has made simply eight begins as he is handled a number of long-term accidents. And that quantity doesn’t look to be growing any time quickly.
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In July 2021, it was revealed that Strasburg had thoracic outlet syndrome, and he is made one main league begin since.
Now, The Washington Post is reporting the right-hander has “severe nerve damage.”
The Post says Strasburg had “pain, tingling and numbness” in late-April, which shut down one other try at a return, which has similarities to what he is handled for an extended whereas.
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“He had tried to ramp up three different times this past winter, progressing to multiple bullpen sessions. But after throwing a bullpen in late January, he felt discomfort on his right side and couldn’t continue,” the Post reported.
“The surgery, which he underwent in 2021, removed a rib and two muscles from his neck. As recently as last summer, Strasburg couldn’t stand for long before his right hand went numb. He often had to lie down and press his hand against his chest to be a warped version of comfortable.”
Prior to the deal, Strasburg, the primary general decide within the 2009 MLB Draft, pitched to a 3.17 ERA in his profession and was named an All-Star thrice. He completed in third place within the 2017 NL Cy Young Award vote and fifth place two years later.
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Strasburg signed a seven-year, $175 million extension previous to the 2016 season, however he was capable of decide out after both 2019 or 2020. Given his efficiency in 2019, it was a no brainer to decide out.
Strasburg’s deal stays the second-richest ever for a pitcher.