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Stephen Strasburg out for the year

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg will miss the rest of 2020 due to wrist surgery

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Washington Nationals righthanded pitcher Stephen Strasburg will miss the rest of the 2020 season due to wrist surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, it was announced today.

Strasburg has only pitched in two games this season, allowing 6 runs in 5 innings. The Nationals have not gotten off to a great start in their defense of their world title, as they are currently at 9-13, and are tied with the Philadelphia Phillies for last place in the National League East.

The Nationals could be in the market for a starting pitcher to replace Strasburg, if they decide they want to be aggressive in making a push for the playoffs this year. Strasburg, 32, is under contract with Washington through 2026.