Nationals Place World Series MVP Strasburg on 60-Day IL, Announce Contract Selections and Injury List

Stephen Strasburg placed on 60-day injured list by Nationals

Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been placed on the 60-day injured list ahead of the team’s game in Cincinnati. The 2019 World Series MVP has not pitched since June 2022 and has been dealing with injuries that have impacted his career. Despite initially announcing his retirement in late August, Strasburg still has three seasons remaining on his seven-year, $245 million contract.

The Nationals did not hold a retirement news conference for Strasburg and only stated that they looked forward to seeing him at spring training. However, the 35-year-old right-hander did not report to the Nationals facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. The only practical impact of him being on the roster is that it takes up a protected spot for the Rule 5 draft in December.

In addition to Strasburg, the Nationals selected the contracts of right-handers Matt Barnes and Derek Law, as well as outfielders Eddie Rosario and Jesse Winker from Triple-A Rochester. Barnes, Rosario, and Winker will have $2 million salaries while in the major leagues, and Law will receive $1.5 million.

The Nationals also placed right-handers Cade Cavalli and Mason Thompson, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, and left-hander Jose Ferrer, who has a left lat strain, on the 60-day injured list. Outfielder Stone Garrett, who is recovering from left ankle reconstruction surgery, was placed on the 10-day injured list retroactive to March 25.

Strasburg receives $35 million annually with an amount of $11,428,571 deferred each year at 1% interest payable in equal installments of $26,666,667 on July 1 in 2027, 2028 and 2029 with an interest payment of $3999974 on December

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