Strasburg on track to rejoin rotation
Stephen Strasburg threw a bullpen session Saturday, which would put him on track to rejoin the Nationals’ rotation on Tuesday and start against the Braves.
Manager Matt Williams said the Nationals wouldn’t make a decision until the team sees how Strasburg (left trapezius muscle strain) feels on Sunday.
“If he comes out of this bullpen fine, he was at 80 pitches in his last rehab start, there’s no reason he couldn’t go to 95 in a big league game and do that,” Williams said. “We’ll have to see about his health, though. We’ll have to make sure coming out of this — you know, throwing bullpens is one thing, but the start that he had was an indication he feels okay. This last bullpen will give us further indication that he’s good coming out of that and ready for a next one. There’s no reason he wouldn’t be in our rotation if he feels good.”