Washington starter Stephen Strasburg said Saturday he is unsure whether he will be healthy enough to pitch in the postseason, according to Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post.
Asked if he thinks he will pitch in the postseason, Strasburg said "I can't make that claim." Said has to focus on getting healthy for now.— Chelsea Janes (@chelsea_janes) September 10, 2016
Strasburg received a PRP shot Friday after leaving his start on Wednesday in the third inning. The initial diagnosis was a flexor mass strain, but Strasburg will have another doctor review the results of his MRI, according to MLB.com’s Jamal Collier.
While Strasburg isn’t expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season, he might miss Washington’s first few playoff contests.
Strasburg, 28, was pitching well before going down, posting a 3.60 ERA and 2.92 FIP over 147.2 innings with the Nationals.
Washington enters play Saturday with an eight game lead over the Mets in the National League East. Strasburg almost certainly would have started one of the club’s first two playoff games.
Strasburg signed a seven-year, $175 million extension earlier this year.