When Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg was drafted, almost everybody who was a fan of the game were itching to see what this kid was able to do in the Majors.
On June 8th, 2010, everybody witnessed what this kid had to offer. The right handed rookie at the time struck out 14 batters in his debut which set a franchise record.
Just a couple months later, Strasburg tore a ligament in his pitching elbow which required Tommy John surgery. That’s an injury pitchers would like to avoid, as some of them are unable to come back and pick up where they left off.
Now Strasburg was already limited to a certain amount of innings per season. When he returned in September of the following year, he only pitched in around 24 innings. Since then he’s reached 159 1/3 and 183 innings.
According to the Washington Post, Scott Boras is now speaking out about how his client pitched some some pain in his elbow. Strasburg had some bone chips in his right elbow for a good portion of the 2013 season.
Pitchers are set to report to Spring Training in just a couple months, so Strasburg should be ready to go as he underwent a small procedure in October to remove those bone chips.