Nationals manager Davey Martinez declined Monday to give a specific timeline on a potential return for starter Stephen Strasburg, who made a rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Rochester. The star pitcher has been on the injured list with inflammation in his throwing shoulder since April 18.
“Strasburg is here and he’s going to throw a bullpen tomorrow and then we’ll reassess him tomorrow but he feels fine,” Martinez said on a Zoom call. “He’s going to get a workout in today and then he’ll throw an extended bullpen tomorrow. [We will] try to get him up to 50-55 pitches, work on some mechanical stuff and then see how he feels after that.”
On Sunday, Strasburg threw 75 pitches over four and a third innings for the Red Wings. He allowed no runs on two hits and two walks with six strikeouts before meeting his pitch limit. Martinez indicated that the Nationals still intend to be cautious with him. Strasburg has made just four starts since the start of the 2020 season.