Houston Chronicle

Strasburg back healthy, ready

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Washington righthande­r Stephen Strasburg is ready to return after a nerve issue in his wrist ended his 2020 season after five innings.

The Nationals ace said the problem went away immediatel­y after a 15minute carpal tunnel surgery.

He said that before the surgery, the injury would get aggravated every time he threw a baseball and “basically would go from numbness in my thumb to numbness in my whole hand.”

The 2019 World Series MVP began preparing for this season much earlier than usual, doing a light catch on Nov. 1 instead of mid-December, and throwing bullpens early in January instead of late in the month.

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