As the Washington Nationals fight for a playoff spot, their ace Stephen Strasburg is approaching a looming innings limit. As a result, Strasburg will be shut down in two or three starts, according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.
The Nationals will essentially be relying on making the playoffs without their No. 1 pitcher.
The Nationals are in an interesting position as the waiver deadline approaches and the postseason is right around the corner. Acquiring a waiver wire pitcher is important if the Nats want to have a bit more firepower in September and October.
Many teams have placed pitchers on waivers in the last week or so, but which pitchers are worth the Nationals' consideration?