Stephen Strasburg Retires at 35 Amid Injuries, Leaving Legacy with Nationals

April 8, 2024
Stephen Strasburg Retires at 35 Amid Injuries, Leaving Legacy with Nationals
  • Stephen Strasburg, Washington Nationals pitcher, announced his retirement at 35 due to injuries including thoracic outlet syndrome.

  • Since their World Series win in 2019, Strasburg has been limited to just 31 1/3 innings over eight starts.

  • General Manager Mike Rizzo commended Strasburg's impact and performances with the Nationals.

  • Strasburg's career achievements include three All-Star selections and a significant $245 million contract.

  • The Nationals owe Strasburg $105 million over the next three seasons, with the contract being uninsured and payment deferrals agreed upon.

  • Team owner Mark Lerner supports Strasburg, ensuring he receives his due despite retirement.

  • Strasburg expressed gratitude to his team, medical staff, and fans in his retirement statement.

  • The Nationals are commemorating their 2019 World Series victory, Strasburg's attendance is uncertain.

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