NATS STRAS DONE FOR 2020 — SHUT DOWN FOR CARPAL TUNNEL SURGERY

By Harvey Hoffman

The Nats will be without World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg for the rest of the season.

He was placed on the 60-day injured list and will undergo surgery next week, manager Dave Martinez said yesterday, effectively ending the 32-year-old right-hander’s season.

The decision comes one day after Martinez confirmed the pitcher had been diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis in his right wrist and the team was considering surgery.

Since the team is nearly halfway through MLB’s shortened 60-game season, the long-term goal is for Strasburg to return healthy for next spring training, Martinez said.

 

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