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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg unlikely for Sunday

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:36:29 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) could start against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, July 3, but manager Dusty Baker prefers to err on the side of caution and said he is more inclined to not rush Strasburg.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners want their ace healthy, so the Nationals taking a conservative approach to Strasburg's nagging back injury shouldn't be viewed negatively. After all, he has won 16 of his past 24 starts with 211 strikeouts over 159 1/3 innings and allowed just 44 earned runs, so a few weeks off isn't going to kill his year-end numbers. Expect Lucas Giolito to start against Cincinnati Sunday, and at this point, he should be owned in all fantasy leagues and started against the Reds.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNWashington.com - Mark Zuckerman

Nationals | Stephen Strasburg spins bullpen

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:06:45 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) was pleased with the bullpen session he threw Tuesday, June 28.

Fantasy Tip: Dating back to last year, Stasburg has won 16 of 24 starts with 211 strikeouts over 159 1/3 innings and allowed just 44 earned runs. Stash the fantasy ace in all settings, and it sounds like he just needs a little rest before returning. Stay tuned for updates while he works his way back.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Times - Todd Dybas

Nationals | Stephen Strasburg has back strain

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:47:37 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) had results of an MRI come back, and it showed a strain in his back but nothing serious.

Fantasy Tip: This is good news for Strasburg owners. The Nats will be careful with their ace pitcher, but he shouldn't miss a ton of time and will likely be back when the 15 days are up. Keep him sidelined in all formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Dan Kolko

Nationals | Stephen Strasburg goes for MRI

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 17:01:09 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) went for an MRI Monday, June 27, according to manager Dusty Baker. The results were not available yet.

Fantasy Tip: More should be known about his injury Tuesday. Strasburg was recently placed on the 15-day disabled list, which is definitely worrisome, as the former No. 1 overall draft pick missed more than two months a year ago, not to mention chunks of time in other seasons. Being 10-0 with a 2.90 ERA and 118 strikeouts in only 93 innings, it would be a shame if Strasburg had to miss the All-Star game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Chelsea Janes

Nationals | Tanner Roark does well in emergency

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:45:13 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Tanner Roark pitched seven shutout innings Sunday, June 26, in a 3-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. Roark pitched in place of SP Stephen Strasburg (back), who went on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game. Roark allowed seven hits and struck out seven.

Fantasy Tip: Seven was Roark's lucky number, as he improved to 7-5 overall. Roark was already in the rotation to start with, but a performance like this gives you reason to celebrate. Roark should be in your fantasy lineup, daily or long-term.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg placed on DL

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:30:47 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 26 because of a upper back strain.

Fantasy Tip: There is no official timetable for Strasburg's return, but he could return next week since the move was retroactive to June 16. Owners should keep an eye on the situation to see who gets called up if the team needs another starting pitcher. That pitcher could have some value in daily fantasy leagues.

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Nationals | Stephen Strasburg scratched again

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 16:46:04 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) was scratched Sunday, June 26, with discomfort in his back. SP Tanner Roark will start on normal rest.

Fantasy Tip: Roark has a good matchup against the Milwaukee Brewers for DFS usage. Stay tuned to see how long Strasburg is expected to miss.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Dan Kolko

Nationals | Stephen Straburg set for start Sunday

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:04:53 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) threw a light bullpen session Friday, June 24, and he is expected to make his start against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, June 26.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg is providing fantasy ace numbers this season with 10 wins, a 2.90 ERA, a 1.07 WHIP and 118 strikeouts through 93 innings. Start him confidently whenever he takes the hill.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Ladson

Nationals | Stephen Strasburg hopeful for next start

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:55:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (back) is hopeful to make his next start after suffering a "little pinch" in his back while lifting weights over the weekend. The injury is not considered serious.

Fantasy Tip: Strasburg would be a great DFS start against the Milwaukee Brewers if he's cleared this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MASNSports.com - Mark Zuckerman

Nationals | Yusmeiro Petit solid in spot start

Mon, 20 Jun 2016 23:57:02 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Yusmeiro Petit stepped in for the start Monday, June 20, against the Los Angeles Dodgers in place of the injured SP Stephen Strasburg. He allowed three runs, five hits and a walk with five strikeouts over six innings in a loss.

Fantasy Tip: Petit stepped up and did a great job considering he learned he was starting just 80 minutes before the game. If he gets another chance to start he might be worth a look in deeper NL-only fantasy and DFS play.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press