No timetable is set in stone for the star right-hander and 2019 World Series MVP.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez does have an update on his ace though.
Martinez announced today that he and fellow right-hander Joe Ross have yet to face hitters and won’t for a little while longer.
Ross is nearing a bullpen session, Martinez announced, but things are less clear in the case of Strasburg.
There still is no set timetable for the Nationals ace as they remain without Strasburg.
A few injury updates from Dave Martinez this morning:
– Stephen Strasburg and Joe Ross aren’t facing hitters yet, with Ross nearing a bullpen.
– Ehire Adrianza won’t start baseball activities until he can run, which hasn’t happened yet.
— Jesse Dougherty (@dougherty_jesse) April 19, 2022
Strasburg Still Not Facing Hitters
At the very least, Strasburg is progressing and throwing.
The Nationals in all likelihood will not be a contending ballclub in 2022.
Injuries have mounted for them, and they were forced to trade away some key players last year at the trade deadline, such as Max Scherzer and Trea Turner.
But if Strasburg is still throwing, that means he is still on the road to recovery and no real setbacks have taken place.
That is good news for the Nationals.
Strasburg is still on the right path and is making his way back.
We’ll see if and when he can start ramping up activities and get closer to a return.
The Nationals are off to a 4-7 start in 2022, sitting tied for last place with the Philadelphia Phillies, 3.5 games behind the first-place New York Mets.
The eventual return of Strasburg will be a major boost for the Nationals when he is finally ready to get back out on the mound and compete.